A few months ago I started taking screenshots of odd software and interface notifications. Here’s a sample of my continuously growing collection:
Fugly? Is that Yahoo Mash’s way of saying f*cking ugly? Fugly is the new default.
My boring default picture looks rather scared actually.
I love the way they really point out that they think you are a boring person if you are a default person. Apply social pressure to get people to change the default.
OK, sure, but why is that tickbox there? If I am not allowed to tick it, why show it? Now you make me want to tick it!
I previously wrote about the Whatever Button developed by Michael Stevenson and Erik Borra that it makes your life so much easier. Want to make decision making easier as well? Download the Whatever Button as a Firefox plugin at www.whateverbutton.com
- My Flickr set of Affective Web Notices.
- A theoretical and critical essay on interaction and affect: Michael Stevenson ‘Interactivity is Affectivity,’ Current Themes in New Media class paper, University of Amsterdam, August, 2007.