I just returned to Singapore from Japan. It’s because of this that I found a fellow traveller’s experience of his in-flight entertainment system hilarious, both as a traveller and as a programmer. I wanted a stronger word than “difficulty” in the title (such as “hell”) but thought I’d tone it down to distract the dragonflies.
If you ever want to punish a user interface designer, make sure they get to use an airline’s long-haul inflight entertainment system. It must be like hell on earth for them.
My experience was a bit less distraught than James’. I flew on Singapore Airlines, the Airbus to Japan, normal plane back to Singapore. The entertainment system on the Airbus was good, and the one on the normal plane was ok. And I’m not just saying that because I’m Singaporean.
The only complaint I have is the seat was uncomfortable for me. The seats are not designed for tall people… My neck was sore for most of the flight. I’ll tell you more of my trip later.