Saul Greenberg

HCI Halls of Shame


A great way to understand design is to recognize and critique existing design for the bad and good qualities. To this end, various folks have collected examples of bad design, sometimes called 'Halls of Shame)


Bad Designs

Bad Design's extensive Hall of Shame, categorized by topic. It includes illustrations, critiques, and design suggestions

Web Pages that Suck

Vincent Flander's site collecting the worst websites by year. Includes commentary and links.

Individual cases

The 2000 USA Presidential Ballot in Florida

Why Bush won and Gore lost the presidency in 2000

The Diskman Manual

How to make simple things difficult

Word's Hidden Settings

A spoof of some annoying things related to (an old) version of Microsoft Word.