When a user manual is needed to navigate LinkedIn, it is time for simplifying the UI
December 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment
It was amusing to find out that I was not the only one who could not figure out how to leave a LinkedIn Group I no longer want to be a part of. (See the Google search results).
When a social networking site becomes so complicated that people need to write user manuals on navigation, it is time to fire the User Interface team and redesign the website. Or at least redesign the website!
Wendy Chamberlain's blog describes a 7 click process to "leave" a group.
What happened to the "UNFOLLOW" button that I am so used to on Twitter and Salesforce Chatter?
Speaking of user interface, hey ZenFolio, can you please not force me to go upload an image in a gallery and disrupt my creative flow? I should be able to upload an image to a gallery when I am writing a blog post.
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As a tech consultant and photographer, asking 'WHY?' and 'WHY NOT?' helps me form a point of view on improving the bigger picture; simple improvements can often resolve bigger symptoms. Hence, the unabashedly opinionated point of view expressed in these musings.
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