When testing the Weather Channel App, I discovered a number of usability issues. Clearly, if the UX team had run some basic usability tests, a number of problems would have discovered and corrected.
Some issues I discovered:
• Make clickable items like buttons seem clickable.
• Remove ads within the feed, especially if they look like weather (editorial) content.
• Do not use ads as a background image on home page.
• Put useful information like search functionality in side drawer.
• Put more information, like a few days’ forecast on the home page.
• Use arrow indicator to notify the user to scroll down.
• Do not include every searched location in the favorites list.
• Allow user to just search a location without saving it.
• Allow users to include more than 10 locations in the favorites list.
• Clearly indicate current city with writing the city name, rather than relying on image.
• Give clues on social weather page as to what the icons mean and what will happen before a user clicks the icon.
• Make icons intuitive and less confusing and add a word them to clarify the function.
• Allow user to return to the top of page by tapping on the bar at the top of the screen.
• Move radar closer to top of feed. Or allow users to modify the order of content or remove something that does not interest them.