Vitaly Friedman

Fixing Frustrating Design Patterns in 2023

Type Product Design
Date Thu. 15th
16:45 → 17:10
Location DeLaMar Theater
Vitaly Friedman

Speaker

Vitaly loves beautiful content and does not give up easily.

Born in Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany. While writing algebra proofs and preparing for software engineering at nights in the kitchen, at the same time he discovered passion for typography, interface design and writing. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine back in 2006, a leading online magazine for designers and developers. His curiosity drove him from interface design to front-end to performance optimization to accessibility and back to user experience over all the years.

 

Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books , and a curator of all Smashing Conferences . He currently works as creative lead of Smashing Magazine and UX designer and front-end developer in Europe and abroad, working with European Parliament, Haufe-Lexware, Axel-Springer and a few other companies.

Vitaly Friedman

About The Talk

Fixing Frustrating Design Patterns in 2023

You’ve seen them before. Confusing and frustrating design patterns that seem to be chasing you everywhere you go, from one website to another. Perhaps it’s a birthday selector dropdown that always starts in 2022, or a date picker that prompts a clock wheel, or tooltips that — once opened — always cover the input field just when you need to correct a mistake. They are everywhere, and they are annoying, often tossing us from one dead-end to another, in something that seems like a well-orchestrated and poorly designed mousetrap.

 

In this talk, we’ll take a closer look at some frustrating design patterns and explore better alternatives, along with plenty of examples and checklists to keep in mind when building or designing one. We’ll look into birthday input, mega-drop-down-hover-menus, disabled “Continue” buttons, draconian password requirements, unusable sliders, poor inline validation, invisible tooltips, broken filters and of course scrolljacking — along with identifying buses and fire hydrants.

 

The insights are coming from usability tests and user research conducted by yours truly or our colleagues in the community. You’ll walk away with a packed toolbox of techniques that you’ll be able to apply to your projects right away.

Our
speakers

  • Nicole Saidy & Oleksii Drozdenko
  • Tina Touli & Tasnim Bhuiyan
  • Vitaly Friedman
  • Jake Whiteley
  • Franco Arza & Clément Roche
  • Jerrie Bührmann & Bruno Tomé
  • Bruno Arizio
  • Martijn Wijsmuller & Paul Veen
  • Lars Koelman
  • Remy Bernstein & Cooper Pickett & Mercedes Lorenzo & Andres Clua
  • Ilja van Eck
  • Josefina Blattmann
  • Edan Kwan
  • Sofija Stanković & Teodora Stojković
  • Maarten Bruggink
  • Tine Karlsen
  • Jonas Lempa
  • Luis Henrique Bizarro
  • Irene Pereyra
  • Anais Iris
  • Peter Smart
  • Sofia Papadopoulou
  • Niccolò Miranda
  • Louis Paquet
  • Bruno Simon
  • Katie Menzies & Abel Reverter
  • Mikkel Noe Westh
  • Marek Suchanek
  • Liva Grinberga
  • Alice Cappo
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Nicole Saidy & Oleksii Drozdenko

Nicole Saidy & Oleksii Drozdenko

Design System Designers Booking.com NLD
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Tina Touli & Tasnim Bhuiyan

Tina Touli & Tasnim Bhuiyan

Creative Directors Adobe GBR
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Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman

Founder Smashing Magazine GER
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Jake Whiteley

Jake Whiteley

Lead developer Green Chameleon GBR
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Franco Arza & Clément Roche

Franco Arza & Clément Roche

Developers Studio Freight USA
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Jerrie Bührmann & Bruno Tomé

Jerrie Bührmann & Bruno Tomé

Design Lead & Lead Developer Build in Amsterdam NLD
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