I use foo for sorting/renaming photos in ‘bulk’ on my Palm Tungsten T3 after loading them off my digital camera. One of the things that make this process annoying and slow is this dialog:
A very annoying dialog - ui designers should avoid this

After an image has been renamed successfully(!!!), this dialog pops up. This is annoying and takes an extra tap to dismiss – but it gets even better.

When renaming fails, a dialog that looks very similar to this one pops up. But since users are trained to dismiss all foo dialogs automatically, they will probably ignore it and wonder about what happened.

The moral of today’s story is simple: users don’t like reading – so keep the hard work for the times its really needed!

BTW, on futile prohibitions covered a similar problem… . Ah, and there is another example right here.

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