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UX & UI: Cut the fat #01 - Pinterest

New Series

Welcome to the new User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI) series about trimming the fat from the digital world. By fat, I refer to any issue in regards to user experience or user interface inconsistency in the digital world that should not be there.

UX/UI inconsistencies and issues can be anything from one too many steps to perform a simple task or action to bad and inconsistent layout design.

This series will endeavour to point these issues out in order to raise awareness and build an archive of things-not-to-do-in-UX/UI. To make the series relatable to more people, I will try to keep it focused on more popular mainstream type webpages, services and apps. 

I believe strongly that UX/UI needs to be continually worked on and iterated, and that this process should live on as long as the product or service is around. 

Please feel free to add your thoughts or questions to the comments section below. I am also open to help and submissions for anything you could contribute to this series. Submissions to or in our About page.

Perferction is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
— Saint Exupery


The first culprit for the cut the fat series is the popular web bookmarking service Pinterest. While I love this service and use it regularly, there are a bunch of inconsistencies which detract from it's user experience. It's core competency is allowing users to "Pin" images with it's associated URL, to create a visual bookmarking system of sorts.


When adding pins to a board on the website, I have found that...