UMO - 3rd Boycott Bad Designs Contest'07

How many times a day you've felt some things could just be "slightly" better than they are now?

It may be your wash-basin tap, that tries hard to impersonate gym equipment by being hard and clumsy when you are all sleepy in morning, or it could be your phone bill that poses more intellectual challenge than toughest of the cryptic-crosswords.

Technology has become a way of life, but at the cost of ease of use. We come across so many products and systems at offices, banks, restaurants, theaters, reservation counters, transport stations and for that matter even in our homes. Most of them are pleasing to look at and offer great features but are rarely of any use. The common experience that has been observed amongst the users of these new age products and services is frustration leading to annoyance.

The objective of this competition was to identify most badly designed product or a system or a service that we use in our day-to-day lives, get annoyed with and eventually ignore.

Boycott Bad-Design Contest'07 Winners

The following ten entries were chosen as the best submissions for the "Boycott Bad-Design Contest'07"

Details about the entries chosen for the exibition for World Usability Day'07 at Hyderabad are displayed below.You can see the details of each entry, vote for it and add your comments to it.

Team-UMO duly acknowledges it's gratitude towards all the participants.


Boycott Bad-Design Contest'07 Entries Preview

Mosquto Coil
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Cheque Number
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How do I know the expiry date of this strip ?
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To flush or not!
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UMO2007 Conference

Date : 30th Nov 2007

UMO2007 workshops

Date : 1st & 2nd Dec 2007

UMO 2007 Bad Design Expo

Date : 1st to 4th Dec 2007

UMO-2007 is a unique opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, share resources, and network. This National Conference on Designing for user experience is an easily accessible, affordable way to acquire new techniques, view best practices, and understand issues facing our profession.

"World Usability Day" is an Earth Day style event held on 8 November 2007, focused on raising awareness and visibility of usability engineering and user centered design. UsabilityMatters.Org is the local event coordinator for the World Usability Day-2007, Hyderabad, India event.

The exhibition and the conference was well attended by over 200 people from usability community, students, and professionals from Design related domains from Hyderabad.