10 Sep, 2008
iTunes 8 UX genius login problem
Posted by: Jure Cuhalev In: usability
Trying a latest software update is something that every true Apple user does in the morning after the big Apple announcement. So this time it was iTunes 8 with it’s genius button that automatically makes great connected playlist.
For some reason I was sleepy enough to actually fail at their Genius/iTunes store login form. Whoever designed this probably didn’t realize that the radio buttons seem to indicate that they have text areas next to them and that they are not visually separated enough.
My solution for the problem showed in a screen shot below would be to move the radio buttons on top of the form, or at least make it more visually separated. Without this change, it’s really easy to just assume that the form wants you apple ID, but the second text box is there to enter you AOL ID, if you have one.
The error message is also pretty obscure, just one red arrow next to big AOL logo. Whoever design this, released it much too soon.