If a website has ever annoyed you with too many pop-ups, stupidly designed menus, or a million tests to prove you’re a human, then the web game User Inyerface will drive you nuts while making you laugh.
This game, from the design and tech firm Bagaar, challenges you to simply sign up for a website — while overcoming terribly, horribly designed forms and menus. You’ll have to manually dodge pop-ups, find hidden links, avoid buttons that ruin your work, and meet ridiculous password requirements.
The game only takes a few minutes, but those will feel like hours of sweet agony. (It reminds us of the infamous Flash game Frog Fractions.) User Inyerface demonstrates that a poorly designed app or website feels like a challenging, but extremely unwanted, video game. Next time you have to navigate a bad website for your insurance company, community theatre, or local government, remember this game and maybe a little of the shooting pain in your temples will dissipate.
And if you know a designer, send them a link. They’ll love you for it.