A Carnegie Mellon University research scientist, City of Detroit director of innovation & emerging technology, and Center for Civic Design design researcher are among the speakers at the 17th annual World Usability Day at Michigan State University (MSU). Continue reading World Usability Day at Michigan State University: Design for the Future We Want
I don’t know about you, but I get a feeling of dread when I need to change an account password.
Because of years of receiving warning messages for submitting my new password incorrectly.
With no indication of what characters the password must contain.
Who hasn’t received messages similar to:
- Your password must be at least 10 characters long, but not longer than 18 characters
- You cannot use %, ^, or & in your password. The only accepted special characters are *, $, and +
- You must use at least three upper case letters and two lower case letters in your password
Imagine you’re signing up for a new online service and their signup form is asking for your username and password.
Seems pretty straightforward, right?
You enter your preferred username and use an online password generator to add your secure password with letters, numbers, and symbols.
And select their Signup button.
You wait a few seconds, only to receive a warning message that your password doesn’t fit their requirements.
You can’t use the backslash or ampersand symbol in your password.
What in the world? Continue reading UX Win: Get Together Signup Form