The Decline of Usability (2020)

In this web content, the author explores the decline of usability in user interface design. They discuss how user-friendly interfaces have become less common and adherence to standard concepts has decreased. The author highlights examples of problematic UI design, including confusing title bars, distracting tooltips, and non-standard menu bars. They argue that these changes do not necessarily represent improvements and criticize the lack of consistency and adherence to fundamental UI concepts. The author concludes by addressing counterarguments and emphasizing the importance of holding software developers to a standard.

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