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routes.tomtom.com UI suggestion #fail

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/07/26

There is an address that I have been traveling from lately quite a bit: “Weena 505, Rotterdam, NL”.

So: routes.tomtom.com has put it in my history.

So why is it then that every time I select that address from my history, and I start planning my route, I get an additional choice of addresses to choose from this selection:

From:

  • Weena 505, Rotterdam, NL
  • Weena, Rotterdam, NL
  • Weena, Rotterdam, NL
  • The Westin Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Or review your input:

  • Weena 505, Rotterdam, NL

They do this for all kinds of addresses.
It drives me nuts for two reasons:

  1. It takes an extra action from my side
  2. You cannot perform that action by keyboard (you have to use a pointing device)

Are interaction designers and UI builders ever going to learn?

–jeroen

One Response to “routes.tomtom.com UI suggestion #fail”

  1. evdkraan said

    Jeroen,

    With shift+TAB you can “scroll” the suggestion list to the correct one (usually at the top) and then press enter and then your requested route is calculated and shown.
    So it can be done without a pointing device

    But it is still annoying because the address you typed in is always in the suugestion list.

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