Bad Redesign

What does 1 + 2 + 3 equal to?

It was 6, not anymore. Apple released its new operating system (iOS 11) for iPhone on September 19, 2017. One of the updates was a redesigned calculator app.

Check this tweet below ! Fast type  1 + 2 + 3 = 24 on your Apple iOS calculator



It is not just Apple though. I’ve shared similar frustrations with a lot of tech companies. Google Maps redesign a while back, butchered links to businesses. Earlier today I was looking for a local market to share with a friend. I found it in Google maps, but there was no link to share. I had to re-type the market name (now that I knew it) back into Google Search to get a sharable link.

I am not against redesign. There is a saying in Russian: “Measure seven times, before making the first cut”. There is a saying in English: “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”. I wish more companies would do that.

Do you have an example of redesign gone bad? Please share it in the comment area bellow.