Sunday, June 25, 2006

How to greet someone without admitting you don't know who they are....

... at a conference, it's easy.... you just quickly look at their badge when you hope they're not looking and then pretend you knew their name all along.

But, as Raymond Chen demonstrates there are so many usability problems with conference name badges that it's a miracle anybody gets to meet anybody else.

It's not just conference badges. At my current client, the ID badges are designed to be hung from the neck on a string with a single clip. Surprise, surprise.... half of the people walking around the site are displaying the blank side of their badge. it would be funny if this wasn't a moderately sensitive site :-(

1 comment:

ChrisH said...

I spend most of my time at a conference trying to stay away from the dodgy looking consultants / sales men and their strange ability to 'scan' your badge without noticing and then them 'following up' via a phone call the next week meaning getting no work done at all........