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Design UX Basics What Do UX Designers Do? Understanding Context

Adarsh Prabhu
Adarsh Prabhu
15,394 Points

I feel offended that you used the word 'crappy'

Look, I just think that you should find the correct word for articulating the situation that you are describing.

Jeremiah Lugtu
Jeremiah Lugtu
9,910 Points

stop whining.. no one cares.. you're already a crappy person for even posting this.. It's called 'Questions' not whining about the things that you don't like, and feel they should comply with your crappy opinion!

8 Answers

Ryan Field
PLUS
Ryan Field
Courses Plus Student 21,240 Points

Well, the word 'crap' has been in use in English since at least the 1680s, so I think it is a perfectly acceptable word for describing things. :)

Jeremiah Lugtu
Jeremiah Lugtu
9,910 Points

can mods delete posts? This isn't a question and should be deleted or locked with a notice.

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,624 Points

I've had 'crappy' wifi. I've had 'crappy' food. It's a perfect descriptor used in the perfect way to convey the message perfectly and definitively. Now, it would've been different if she used it in a 'crappy' way, but...

I see NO problems with her use of 'crappy'!

» Are they likely to be in a hotel on a baloney WiFi connection? » Are they likely to be in a hotel on a hogwash WiFi connection?

Hehe.

Man, if you can't have fun in a UX workshop session. Life would be so crappy.

Michael Plemmons
Michael Plemmons
9,393 Points

lol, yeah fill in words besides "crappy" just don't work very good.

When something is not sufficient we call it a bad names, treehouse likes to add flavor to there videos, the content can get boring sometimes

Would you have a problem with a client saying, "crappy?" How about the user you are researching? Limits your client/customer base, and skews your perspective of the users.

While certainly not a "p.c." word, it actually speaks volumes to me! It's an emotional word, it's in the common vernacular of a younger generation (under 50?), and it even shows some lack of technological knowledge (how is a connection "crappy"). These things are all very important when analyzing and understanding the client and user.

Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points

Jeremiah Lugtu, your reply touched us all.

This "question" is crappy

Synonyms available: bad, bargain-basement, bum, cheapjack, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, el cheapo, execrable, gimcrack, inferior, junky, lousy, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, poor, rotten, rubbishy, schlock (or schlocky also shlock or shlocky), second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, terrible, trashy, trumpery, wretched Related Words useless, valueless, worthless; indifferent, lackluster, second-class; brummagem, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, kitsch, kitschy, meretricious, ostentatious, showy, splashy, swank (or swanky), tawdry; seedy, shabby, tacky; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), sham; supercheap, ultracheap