Every time I finish a transaction at the ATM near my apartment, I get this prompt before exit:
Press Yes to continue and No to exit.
The design seems to have been limited by the imaginary constraint of writing the messages for an alert based prompt. When the ATMs can have custom labels on the screen for each option, it doesn’t make sense to ask a Yes/No question. Why couldn’t the message and labels be more intuitive like this?
Your transaction is complete. Would you like to continue to another transaction or exit?
It may not make a huge difference, but it saves me half a second of thinking about whether to press “Yes” or “No”.
Do you remember such instances of poor design choices in contexts outside web design? Do share some examples in the comments.