User-centred design examples

100+ good, bad and ugly user-centred design examples. A gallery curated in the real world and the social web.

A continuously updated photostream of good, bad and ugly design is available via flickr.

Good design examples

37+ good human-centred design examples. A full album with inspiration from products and the built environment.

Bad design examples

21+ bad design examples. A full album of design fails, anti-ethical and exclusionary/inaccessible design.

Good user interface design examples

4+ good digital design examples. A full album of user interface and UX design #wins.


This is an ongoing project to collect and curate user-centred design examples encountered on the social web (mostly from Reddit). The gallery includes real-world good, bad and ugly examples of:

  • inclusive design,
  • content design,
  • user-interface design,
  • accessibility,
  • human factors,
  • user needs,
  • pain-points,
  • jobs to be done,
  • product design,
  • UX design,
  • mental models, affordances and design psychology.

Contribute user-centred design examples

Let me know in the comments if you've seen any interesting examples and if you'd like them added to the gallery. 

By Rik Williams

I write about how to collaborate to design simple, usable and inclusive information experiences that make the lives of customers easier. Read more in Categories and Tags.

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