If you’ve ever contemplated how much planning goes into the smallest parts of UI, think again, there is so much more.
Try this ridiculously difficult game to test your eye for design.
The name of the game is “Can’t Unsee” and it challenges the player to pick between two different photos of the same design. One is the “right,” or all the more stylishly satisfying choice, while the other is off somehow.
It’s basically a spot-the-difference puzzle, only the minute changes aren’t “things out of place,” but the difference between good and bad UI design. And get ready to squint, because some of these differences are insanely difficult to pinpoint. You have to examine every element on the screen, even that which you’d never focus on, very carefully.
The game is divided into “Easy,” “Medium,” and “Hard” sections, though a few of the “easy” ones are way harder than they have any right to be, and a few of the rare obvious differences made it into the “hard” section.
The game was conceived by Alex Kotliarskyi, while the designs come from Amanda Hum. According to Twitter and LinkedIn, both currently work for Facebook as a software engineer and product designer, respectively. That might explain why several of the design choices look like they’re based around social media posts.
Some players on Twitter have protested that some of the design choices are a matter of convention or preference, rather than actual rules of design. In particular, this choice about a skip button color seems to be a bit controversial: