Client-centered design

Posted: September 13, 2010 in User-centered design examples
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A little humor… educational, though.

How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell, from the Oatmeal.

  1. Marcus says:

    i hope those “crappy” websites were made just for the purpose of this tutorial, if not, then i have lost faith in humanity.

  2. Mihaela says:

    Well… I don’t want to mess with your faith in humanity, but I think this person was so fed up with web design that he became a full-time cartoonist (a brilliant one, IMO).

  3. I love it… this reminds me of an idea I had for a micro-blogger & social network based around cartoonists.

    I feel like every freelancer deals with “the client”. The worst is one that leaves you talking in circles and running for the door. I would necessarily want to put a gun to my head, that may be a little extreme.

  4. msvanessab says:

    I had a client like this before, and the gun to head impression is such and understatement.

    Nothing is more frustrating than having a client who doesn’t understand what they want, let alone how to communicate it to you. I did work for Habitat for Humanity and Volition Inc, and both cases were bad-one client only cared about the color scheme of the site (which was a good display of analogous colors, but still…), and functionality was out the window. The Volition client never made it clear what the wanted, so we did our work based on the original specs, and at the end, we were yelled at for not being mind readers. Then again, I’ve had clients yell at me because they can’t contact me every 20 minutes.

    That….yea that’s bad.

    However, if this really is a comic strip, I most definitely need to follow it. It’s the screaming and yelling that designers everywhere need!