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‘When Assholes Design Things’ Is The Brilliant Subreddit You Need in Your Life
By Yoon Sann Wong, 05 Jan 2018
If you thought your creative life was bleak, think again. The hilarious darkness that is subreddit ‘r/assholedesign’ could make your life seem like paradise.
It’s community comprising over 179,000 readers knows that while bad design can teach you a lot, it can also add a much-needed burst of laughter to your day.
Take for example, the current hot topic where “Minimizing a window is now a paid feature?”
Or perhaps how this “ad comes up mid-gameplay”—and it’s not just any ad, but rather a dog eating spaghetti.
Video game enthusiasts might also find this entry relatable:
Of course, not everything on ‘r/assholedesign’ is made up of terrible ideas. To be fair, there have been some rather genius designs that have surfaced on this site, including using fake hair to make you swipe up.
So the next time you think that a design is bad, just remember, ‘When Assholes Design Things.’
The "Asshole Design" subreddit is brilliant. A community of 177,000 people curating examples of Dark Patterns.— Harry Brignull (@harrybr) January 4, 2018
[via Reddit, image via Shutterstock]
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