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Less Interactivity

2013-01-18 12:20:04.487381-08 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Once again, The Onion manages "ha ha only serious": Internet Users Demand Less Interactivity:

SAN FRANCISCO—;Tired of being bombarded with constant requests to share content on social media, bestow ratings, leave comments, and generally “;join in on the discussion,”; the nation’;s Internet users demanded substantially less interactivity this week.

Fuck. Yes.

And while we're at it, can we do away with the "change the page length when you scroll to the bottom" to go to the next page interface paradigm (that screws with scrolling and mouse behavior and freakin' everything), and the "bang your head against the ceiling repeatedly to reload" alternative to a "load more" button?

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-19 10:12:42.278249-08 by: brennen

My loathing for the whole lazy-loading paradigm is nearly boundless, but then I also think scroll bars are a perfectly reasonable idea, and the cool kids have apparently decided those are unnecessary...

It seems to me, although I haven't thought to put it this way before, that there's a tendency in modern interface design to eliminate the user's sense of well-defined and concretely navigable horizons to the information space they're currently occupying. Which is annoying as hell.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-20 12:58:08.139239-08 by: spc476

Simple, straightforward user interfaces do not win design awards.

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