Tragic Design

The impact of bad product design and how to fix it

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Tragic Design is a book about how bad design is everywhere and it can harm people is very serious ways.

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Jonathan Shariat
Jonathan ShariatMaker@designuxui
Thanks for hunting this Chris! Hey product hunt family! Cynthia and I will watch this page for any questions about the book. We're passionate about shedding light on the harmful ways we design our products. From dark patterns to more serious issues, we all have room to grow as we understand how what we make effects people's lives. You can also visit our website
@designuxui looks amazing johnathan! Will be picking up a copy for sure... congratulations mate
Jonathan Shariat
Jonathan ShariatMaker@designuxui
@m4ttbx Thank you Matt! We're hoping it inspires people to design products that are more ethical.
Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Two years in the making — nice to see it finally see the light of day! Description: Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. In this thought-provoking book, authors Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. The designers responsible certainly didn’t intend harm, so what can you do to avoid making similar mistakes? Tragic Design examines real case studies that show how certain design choices adversely affected users, and includes in-depth interviews with authorities in the design industry. Pick up this book and learn how you can be an agent of change in the design community and at your company.
Brad Engel
Brad Engel@bradleyengel · VP Product at Fetch Rewards
very exciting guys! I've been looking forward to this book ever since I read this post: , which left a lasting impression on me. Looking forward to reading!
Cynthia Savard
Cynthia SavardMaker@cynthiasavard
@bradleyengel Let us know if you have feedback or questions :)
Brad Bitler
Brad Bitler@bitler · Principal UX at Autodesk
Willing to give it a read--just bought it on amazon.
Cynthia Savard
Cynthia SavardMaker@cynthiasavard
@bitler Thanks <3 Are you based in Montreal? If yes, I will walk to your office to thank you in person.