I am looking for some web applications with bad user interfaces. I need to find an application that can be redesigned using some standard user interface principles.
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Suggestion: Take a look at some banking or airline sites. These sites usually have such strict compliance issues compounded by very conservative leadership (which is a good thing when you are trusting them with you life or money, but not great for innovation). So, at the very least I bet you find a suitable outdated interface that is ripe for some redesign. (and chances are somebody in the organization has redesigned it but it will take a year or more to see the light of day).
Being a SharePoint Consultant by profession, it is painful to admit that SharePoint handles all kinds of lists in a peculiar way. It is a completely different thing clicking the row than clicking the link. It took me a year (that is +2000 hours of work) before I knew how to professionally work with lists in SharePoint. From the looks of it, it’s not that bad – but working with it is a real pain for my customers and me trying to explain why this is. An example from Central Administration of SharePoint and Manage service applications. This is the start page, and notice the disabled ribbon control.
Upon selecting the row (and not the link), you enable the ribbon control.
However, if you would accidentally (or intentionally) click the link instead, you would be directed to the service itself.
On regular Office applications, you would only enable the ribbon in a context sensitive fashion, but to be redirected to a new page is confusing. Either move all the settings to the specific service page, or use another type of link to the service to make it undoubtedly clear that you will be moved to the service page. Preferably outside of the highlighted row itself.