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Nurse and Nuke buttons next to each other 2020-12-16 16:48:23

I miss cool music videos. In the music video for Land of Confusion by Genesis, Ronald Reagan is depicted as someone who lost his marbles. I think it's accepted that he was suffering from some type of dementia toward the end of his presidency. At the end of the video, it shows a switch next to his bed with two buttons right next to each other: Nurse and Nuke. He hits the Nuke button and that's the end of humanity apparently.

I am reminded of this after finishing a call using Microsoft Teams. Why would they put the Share Content button right next to the Leave button? I would estimate there is less than a millimeter of space between the two buttons. When I first started using Teams, I made the mistake of accidentally ending a call when I was trying to share my screen. Even the experts at Microsoft are not infallible when it comes to user interface design in my opinion.

A buddy of mine designs webpages and I asked him to help design one for me. I have particular tastes and wanted things to look a certain way. His stock response was usually, "Oh, that's just how the template is." I'm waiting for that response from 
 unless he is building everything custom made.

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Custom. Including custom typos deliberately left as easter eggs ha
2020-12-16 17:23:24
You know, I bet the designers -- including the ones on Microsoft Teams -- would argue that because the buttons are different colors -- i'm guessing they were -- that that's enough differentiation.

But on such a widely used product as Teams I feel like that errors caused by how close Nuke/Nurse are would lead to significant losses. If they do want to keep nurse/nuke by each other probably should have some 'confirmation' following the nuke action.
2020-12-16 17:30:36
They are different colors, but I would not mistake one for the other. They are just close enough that anyone who plays fast and loose with a mouse or who might have early-onset Parkinson's might be challenged to always click the right pixel.
2020-12-16 19:14:14