Lessons in Bad Dialog Design – From Apple!

I just purchased a season pass for Dr Horrible from iTunes, using a machine other than my desktop.

iTunes prompted me with this dialog box:

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Wow, someone should really write a set of interface guidelines for stuff like this.

Here’s a tip – if the bulk of the dialog box has to explain what will happen when the user clicks each of the buttons, you probably haven’t done a good job. What it should be, and what 99% of other Apple applications would do, is “Would you like to make this computer automatically download all of your iTunes Season Passes?” with a button saying “Yes” and a button saying “No.”


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