Wednesday, February 16, 2011

bad designs

(picture of slippery handle)

This picture shows the hot water control knob on the bathroom sink in a fancy hotel. You can tell it's a fancy hotel because it has a marble sink and designer knobs. Unfortunately, the designer didn't have people try to turn the knobs with soap on their hands because the knobs are about as smooth as glass and almost impossible to turn. This is an example of something being designed a certain way because it looks good rather than because it works well.

A suggestion is to make an extra axle to the knob so that it would be easier to turn it even with soapy hands


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