Bad Design: Bucknell Housing Website
This year I am in a single room and therefore do not have any roommate. I remembered that in the last couple years Bucknell is trying to incorporate a new website for managing their housing “My Home”:
This website is functioning decently well I believe until I went to the roommate agreement. I was wondering what would show up when I clicked on that tab since I am living in a single.
It came up with a description of my room and asked if I wanted to save and continue which of course I said yes to. The website then proceeded to try and get me to sign a roommate agreement… I do not have a roommate so it does not make sense for me to sign a roommate agreement with no one.
The next page would ask me to fill out information about my sleeping and studying habits. It would ask about how I would settle disputes with the roommate which I do not have. At this point I was laughing as I filled out joke answers about how I would not put up with my roommate touching my personal items.
This is indicative of a bad design since the system is unable to detect that no roommate agreement is necessary due to the fact that I live in a single.