In this class, we basically learned about what not to do in web design, as well as how to explain to clients why you don’t do these things. We explored many different sites and examples of good and bad user interfaces, some of which we redid for assignments.
Our first assignment was to find examples of web sites that made it difficult to use and web sites that were easy to use. Denny’s (nice design, terrible navigation; even Smashing Magazine agreed with me on this), Bed Bath & Beyond, and Google’s mobile version of Google Reader were my examples of poor user friendliness. Flickr and Old Navy I praised for their ease of use.