Some of these are unfair screen grabs in the middle of transitions, like this one: http://31.media.tumblr.com/2fe43cf1dce6b08d6ad9d476ca55ca11/tumblr_mtd5iwGoEV1sigwgoo1_1280.jpg
Was probably lagging
Yeah, but that is exactly the point, isn't it? I found it very strange that the bubble is visible through the text field – this could be indeed very sloppy or simply a bug that hasn't been fixed yet.
But I agree to a certain extent, some of these examples seem to be bugs and glitches, rather than "not well designed". They are intended to work differently.
So instead of filing bug reports on Apple Radar they make a Tumblr...super constructive...If you have a developer account, file found bugs here... https://bugreport.apple.com/ (requires Safari)
Bad publicity expedites the bug fixing process.
I’m all for filing radars, but you simply can’t expect that all customers can or should follow your preferred method for reporting issues. Good companies should be taking feedback from wherever it’s noted.
Marc, I completely agree about companies taking feedback from wherever it's noted. But, I'm going to make a relatively sound assumption that we're all pretty savvy here including the creator of this Tumblr who is observing UI details that most average users wouldn't care to post about let alone create a Tumblr for. I believe that the creator of this Tumblr is smart enough and with such a fine eye, can submit these issues directly to the source (Apple). If the creator of this blog is a designer, then why not be professional about the whole thing?
For issues that are particularly annoying, I’m all for filing a radar and talking about it publicly. Sure, be nice about it, but in my experience, just submitting a bug report doesn’t always get the job done. Sometimes you have to discuss things in the open, and email any contacts you have.
We complain because we care. A smart company with confidence in their products will realise that.
www.tumblr.com/new/blog? ( doesn't requires Safari)
Wow, it's like they only had a few months to design and build it or something!
Seriously, though, this website is a good idea.
Apple is already testing 7.0.1 and 7.1. I have no doubt that these things are being addressed as quickly as possible.
Would your mom care about most of these critiques?
Almost certainly! These critiques are almost all related to usability as opposed to aesthetics. Poor information hierarchy, poor alignment, visual inconsistency, low contrast: this is stuff that affects those who are technically illiterate the most (providing we're using "your mom" to stand in for "somebody without much computer knowledge").
This is hands down the suggestion that throw off most discussions with clients, designers, anyone. Please quit using your mom as your default persona for someone that doesn't understand technology — she's intelligent, receptive and probably a great woman.
And like the other poster mentioned, these effect her more than you might think. This is beyond aesthetics.
You're right. My mom is an intelligent, receptive and probably a great woman.
I used the word "most" because some of the critiques on this website are very valid. Others are not.
It's great to create a list of these details, but when you start grouping "Move this pixel here" with "This UI element is used here without any consideration of how it's there", the list becomes very noisy and whiny.
Very nice! I wish all those blogs keep it coming and updating.