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Jonathan Courtney

Jonathan Courtney

Jonathan Courtney

Jonathan Courtney

UX Director, Founding Partner - AJ&Smart

Snapchat: When bad UX is the best option.

Snapchat is quickly becoming the number 1 choice of social network for young millennial (16 – 25). It’s destroying it’s competition in terms of engagement and relevance amongst its competition. Here’s the thing: Snapchat would never pass a usability test, users fail to understand the underlying concept and functionality. Only after days of use does it become clear. How can such a “broken” user experience become so successful? And why, as I will argue, is a steep learning curve sometimes the right answer for a product?

 

 

Jonathan Courtney is a UX designer and Product Strategist. Originally from Ireland, Jonathan moved to Berlin and founded the UX Design agency AJ&Smart in 2011. 3 years later, AJ&Smart now works with everyone from the Fortune 500 to the smallest startups, helping them create great products and to innovate. Jonathan also has a creepy, unhealthy obsession with Pierce Brosnan which requires no explanation.