Monday, October 30, 2006

s60 usability error

s60 is by far the most usable and usability conscious platform for mobile. So when you spot something thats not usable I guess its worth mentioning. I doubt I'd have noticed it on any other mobile OS, but because its s60 it sticks out :)

Recreated in Flash below, click on the movie then use the arrow keys to go up and down.



Blogger richardleggett said...

Hey Nick,

I got it right but I have no idea why? What's wrong with that picture? Looks like they are being asked to choose between WiFi and regular mobile internet access?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Nick Gerig said...

Hi Rich,

Yeah they are being asked that - its just setting up an access point, its perfectly normal - you need to move on from your N70 ;)

The usability issue is just so simple - which has focus? It would be obvious if down and up were dead ends - but they arent they flip back through. Or if there were more than 2 items it would work too, but there arent :)

3:08 PM  
Blogger Cristi said...

I was fooled twice :((

3:41 PM  
Blogger Nick Gerig said...

haha cristi, keep trying :) I think I must have stumbled on this at least 10 times before I remembered which is focus.

5:25 PM  
Blogger richardleggett said...

Oh now I see. I must just be used to a highlight meaning "selected". Perhaps they could put a solid line around the selection instead. The results are looking quite disturbing!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Scott said...


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