Bad Design #51 – clear as mud


Another holiday, another hotel, another bathroom..

another bad design.

Next time you are confronted with a situation where you need to think about “how do I open this door?”, or then next time you “mistakenly” push a door that should be pulled, just take a moment and notice the bad design. Because the fact is, it is not your fault. It is bad design.

Without the right cues, users must err to learn.

Well what do you know… IT SLIDES!!


So once I figured out how to get into the shower, I assumed I had mastered the process. The truth is, I had. If the door slides to get in, then surely it must slide to close. Yes, this was 100% true, but the handle on the inside of the shower door did perplex me…


Now what the hell am I supposed to do with this?

What’s worse than bad design? Half-arsed design hahaha. It’s like they just gave up. This is not even a handle, it’s a knob. It just doesn’t make sense.


Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

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