I love the mouse anger
We've all been there
That's hilarious. Too true
People keep blaming this on bad design, but I sincerely doubt a designer was anywhere near the project. Government contracts go to the lowest bidder and, among those crowds, designers are seen as a needless expense.
What we're seeing is a database vomiting onto a screen without a single thought given to the UI. In the second tweet this becomes apparent because their solution "to prevent further mistakes" was to add a false alarm link.
Even programmers learn about this type of things. The death cases that originated from the THERAC-25 dilemma are a fundamental part in any CS class nowadays.
Bad design can happen without a designer...
I'd consider this a step lower than bad design... it's no design at all.
I'd consider no design a step higher than bad design. At least blaming this on no design reaffirms the value a designer would've brought to the table. Time for them to hire some designers!
Lovely example of a brutalist UI!
/r/ProgrammerHumor is having a field day with this.
We can only hope that the interface to launch a ballistic missile has a little more thought put into it.
Definitely feels more like something you'd want a physical button for, not links in a webapp
I think part of the problem is that Hawaii (I grew up there) doesn't have talent to help these business, agencies, and government entities. Talent might be there, but because of the lack of jobs on offer and the highest price of living in the country, talent gets pushed elsewhere. From a quicks search, there is no tech industry presence and there are no UX design jobs on offer in Hawaii. https://honolulu.craigslist.org/search/jjj?sort=rel&query=UX+Designer&areaAbb=honoluluhttps://www.indeed.com/q-User-Experience-Design-l-Honolulu,-HI-jobs.html
Great design, nice colors!