Advent ADR 560, an Example of User-Hostile Design

I’ve wasted a good portion of this day of Thanksgiving break on the awful, awful, awful Advent ADR 560 Universal Remote Control. Everything about it is poorly designed. The remote itself is cryptically labeled, the online PDF is designed so as to be nearly impossible to print, and the web designer seems to be actively hostile to human-computer interface concerns.

I wouldn’t give the death penalty to the CEO. Not quite that much.