20th Oct 2011 | 18 notes
I listen to a lot of music whilst working, in the car, at home… everywhere really. I’m quite passionate about it - I love listening to good music. The thing is though, I don’t know what many of my favourite artists actually look like.
Radio 1 seems to think I should. The featured content on the homepage lists photos of (what I assume are) artists and DJs, offering no supplementary information until I hover over the image.
I don’t like having to hover over literally everything to find out what content lies beneath.
By the very nature of the medium, I can’t see people on the radio. So why use photos as the basis for the lead-ins? IMO, it’s a small oversight which has lead to quite an unappealing user experience.