Monday, October 20, 2008

On a whim

motivated by a thread on the OpenID list, I tried to use my bonoboch.mp OpenID at Microsoft HealthVault.

 

I did not of course expect it to work, but I did expect a more illuminating error message.

I think an average user might be forgiven for thinking that this would work the next time, when 'communication problems' are cleared up.

2 comments:

Anthony said...

Hopefully some progress will be made at today's OpenID UX summit with respect to OpenID error messages. Right now it's really quite awful. When OpenID goes right you're thrilled but it when it goes wrong not only are you disappointed with the fact that it didn't work but to add insult to injury there's no way to figure out how to make it work.

Paul said...

Anthony, do you think they'll get to error messages? It seems the challenges (and opposing models) are more fundamental...

paul