Anti User Interface Patterns and Issues

Some designers mistakenly define some UI pattern that will become a hindrance to user.
Anti UI patterns may trigger users to reach the wrong target or will become an impediment to reaching the goal.

Unintended Routing
We see many websites routing users to different websites that they unexpected. Designers or product owners may have a tricky selling approach taking users without prior confirmation to other websites and advertising the products. But this approach increases untrust and dissatisfaction.

Links and Clicks:
Website text links or badly designed button which doesn’t have affordance as this is clickable, some text links are ambiguous and users may not identify until they hover on the text that is clickable, the badly designed buttons and links may lead users to miss out action items and links.

Tiny Hit Area:
The user struggled to interact with tiny links and small icon-based navigation when elements have a small hit area.

Fitts’ law states that the time to move your cursor to a target is a function of the distance to the target and its size. Making interaction hit area wider helps the user to achieve the target very fast. If we fail on this, it will make users frustrated and decrease the efficiency of interaction.

Form Input and labelling:
Form elements like checkboxes and radio buttons missed labeling or improper labeling may bring an inability to identify the content and actions. Some input types are not defined as proper data types and missing placeholder text which will bring hindrance to the user to fill the form efficiently.

Crowded and Overload Data:
There are many dashboards and eCommerce website home pages, that provide a lot of crowded information and action items. The crowded and overloaded information could confuse users where they need to click or view. it will increase cognitive load and slow down the interaction with a website.

Bloated User Interface
A bloated user interface tries to incorporate as many features and content as can possibly fit within the page folder. The cramped content and feature confuse the user and will impact the conversion.

Patterns and UI elements should have unambiguous connotations to increase the conversion rate and satisfy the end-user. Also, take care of content overload which reduces user focus and creates friction on interaction.