Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jan 2018 21:09 UTC
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Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: "Test missile alert" and "Missile alert". He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.

"In this case, the operator selected the wrong menu option," HEMA spokesman Richard Rapoza told The Washington Post on Sunday.

A dropdown menu with just two options. That's incredibly bad user interface design.

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Why?
by computrius on Mon 15th Jan 2018 22:29 UTC
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"A dropdown menu with just two options. That's incredibly bad user interface design."

Why? The mistake is just as likely to occur if they were radio buttons, or two regular buttons.

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