Linked Image This is a bad example of information design because it's meant to help women (or men, I suppose) learn how to apply nail polish "like a pro" but doesn't take into consideration that not all nails are shaped the same. For instance, if you're like me and your nails never make it past the short, stubby, bitten shape, these directions may not be very useful. The "canvas" nail bed here is too big, the polish never goes in that perfect oval shape, and it's too cartoon-like to be helpful. It may be over-simplified. The problem lies both with the designer in not using a real image of a person's nails and with the audience because not everyone has the same nail shape. An alternative to this visual could be a video of a real person painting her nails.