Whenever I use government websites, I felt like they are run by some secondary school kids.
Some time ago I was pissed that they support only IE browsers.
This time, while applying for HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE) on HDB website, I encountered a big usability issue.
Let’s take a look at what not to do when designing a website.
And so I clicked on that [email protected] link.
HDB is processing your application. If you receive a HDB letter requesting for document(s), you can submit the documents electronically via this e-service [email protected]
That’s all. Nothing else I can do.
At this point, most users will be confused. I was utterly confused. I know one guy in HWZ was confused.
I am thinking: I need to upload documents via [email protected], but yet I can’t do anything on the page.. and seems like HDB is “processing my application”.. What are they processing? Do I have to wait?
I wasted a lot of precious time before figuring out.
I was not at [email protected] page.
- If you have a [email protected] link, then please link it correctly to [email protected]
- And don’t give confusing messages