Unnecessary Dialogs: Stopping the Proceedings with Idiocy September 13, 2006Posted by Hank Wallace in Graphical User Interfaces.
Jeff Atwood writes about Unnecessary Dialogs and that there’s a lot of evidence that users never read dialogs. I recall watching one of my children recently click the OK button on successive IE security warning dialogs without even reading them. I agree with him. Every time you present the user with an alert dialog, you have failed them.
He refers to Alan Cooper’s About Face 2.0 book which I haven’t read (yet). Maybe it is time to read it?!