I really hope that microwave buttons evolutions are used in UX classes as an example of: what absolutly not to do.

Old microwave: set power then time

New shiny microwave: I hOpE yOu HaVe A pHd In FlYiNg AlIeN SpAcEsHiP :thinkhappy:

Seriously, what in the world those people were thinking? I've only understood one button on our new microwave which is "add 30 seconds of cooking at full power lol" while all the others are a total mystery to me.

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I the same story: why setting time of kitchen devices that aren't used mainly for that (hoven for eg) always looks like you need to know the fucking secret code of a video game like "press this button 3 second, this other one twice then spint on yourself and maybe you'll manage to set the minutes."

Also: why is everyone wants to cooks babies in the microwave.

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You can probably write a stupid website for generating microwave control panels by picking random icon in forkawesome and the result would be as usable as the modern ones.

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@bram not to mention how *none* of the button panels are blind-accessible.

@bram @vy Does seeing the icons even assist a user in selecting the right option, in this case?

@cathal @bram You should always, at the very least, be able to feel where a button is before you press it

@bram I feel like it's one of those thing that became a standard and no one knows why because no one understands or has a need for it

@Sapphaos I'm pretty sure marketing/management though it was a great idea to diferenciate themselve from competitor but it never took off but now everyone is doing it and we are stucked with that bs now

@bram My microwave doesn’t even display time and it’s the best thing ever

I only use +30 seconds with maximal power. It's the only useful button.

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