Don’t click here


DONTCLICK.IT is an imaginary interactive research institute – a Flash site created by Alex Frank who’s working on a diploma in Communication Design at the University of Essen-Duisburg in Germany (via Usability in the News).


The site is an exploration into the habits of mouse-clicking.  Alex has developed an interface and interaction exercises that requires no clicking, using methods such as gestures and mouse-overs, inviting users to resist the clicking habit while on the site.  Not easy to do…the site records the first 20 seconds of users’ behaviour and has a library of playback Flash movies…lots of ‘Doh!’ moments…(see ‘Explore>>The Autopilot…).



Comments (1)

  1. steven says:

    What an incredibly annoying interface. Stuff moving around is always annoying on a website, but it being the sole navigation method is even worse. I constantly found myself "going places" that I didn’t want to go simply because I wanted to move the cursor out of the way as it was over some text I was reading.

    I can’t imagine this being used for a site with any reasonable amount of actual content.

    My verdict: it’s awful. Long live the click :))