How to bring good design to a platform – Marco.org Good suggestions from Marco Arment, founder of Instapaper.
Debugging messages are for developers/engineers, not for humans (I can say that since I’m a developer). But I can’t believe that it’s 2009 and I still encounter things like the following example… Every time I log into one of my online banking systems, I get a message like the following: This is just intrusive and rude behavior (as Alan Cooper might say). First of all, the message first off tells me when the last unsuccessful attempt was made to access the account… HUH??? Then it tries to be helpful and tell me when the last successful attempt was made. It just makes no sense at all to me why this message exists at all. Why would I ever care about[…]