Bangarang – a media player

November 3, 2009

Worst… UI… eva…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — jamboarder @ 2:31 pm

Where do you want to go today

Just a little UI humor I came across to lighten our over-worked days.  By the way, thanks Davide Bettio for the very helpful, tangible examples of the simple things we can do to improve our user interfaces.  I know I’ve found them helpful.

peace and respect.

Psst…  Pssssst…. hey… a little birdie told me a Bangarang beta is coming soon!



  1. hehe, funny 😀

    Comment by KDE user from Poland — November 3, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

  2. Oh wow, that is comic. Do you have a higher res picture? Is it creative commons?

    Comment by nip — November 3, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

  3. I love it! I bet the engineer that designed that is constantly laughing his ass off.

    Comment by justin — November 3, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

  4. Actually, if there was just a little more visual separation between the two columns it would be a fantastic physical and visual design. You know which button is up because it’s the higher one. It’s just the (minor) ambiguity of whether things are column based or row based that is posing a problem.

    Comment by Andrew Stromme — November 3, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

  5. I disagree. simple. understandable.

    Comment by dave null — November 3, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

  6. @Andrew Stromme
    So it is an elevator…
    I couldn’t figure out what the thing was 🙂

    Comment by Matthijs Tijink — November 3, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

  7. LOL Which way is correct? To me it looks like the up arrow is associated with the button over it and the down arrow with the bottom below it.

    Comment by Angel Blue01 — November 4, 2009 @ 7:22 am

  8. Well I honestly find it quite intuitive – not joking.

    Comment by tanghus — November 4, 2009 @ 7:27 am

  9. tanghus, dave: More intuitive than just an illuminated up button above a down button? Seriously? Or even just swapping the top two squares so it goes

    [Up button] [up arrow]
    [Down button] [down arrow]

    Comment by Tim — November 4, 2009 @ 7:55 am

  10. LOL, found it on SO too: vote for it xD

    Comment by litb — November 4, 2009 @ 8:23 am

  11. Tim: I admit that just an illuminated up button above a down button if better but this is for from the worst example I’ve seen. Have you tried these apartment complexes where the buzzer system is like a jukebox? I’ve once had to call the ppl I was visiting on my mobile phone to make them buzz me in bc I couldn’t figure out how to use it 😀

    Comment by tanghus — November 4, 2009 @ 8:37 am

  12. Even though it seems poor, I still instantly knew what to do with it. I take it you lot didn’t just intuitively know that it was layed out in columns because for me it was without thought.

    Comment by Dave Taylor — November 6, 2009 @ 2:33 am

  13. Oh my god loved reading your blogpost. I submitted your rss to my google reader.

    Comment by intobrerorp — November 26, 2009 @ 7:55 am

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