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Bad Design #54 – drive…me crazy

You’re late, in a rush…lazy… whatever the reason, you duck into the McDonald’s drive-thru for a quick food stop. Zip in zip out. The beauty of the drive-thru is just that, you zip in and you zip

Bad Design #53 – it’s a lottery

Design is (or should be) everywhere, not just in products. When people think of design, they think of products. But products are not the only things that require designing. Services, processes, cities, assembly lines, communications, lighting, farming,

Bad Design #52 – knowledge is a pain in the neck

Whether you have searched the library’s computer catalogue and identified the location of the book you are after, or if you are like me, and simply like to browse the aisles for whatever catches your eye, we

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

Bad Design #50 – we have the technology…use it

Ahhh maps, where would we be without them… LOST, of course! Maps are great. They help us find where we are and where we want to go. But when it comes to choosing a seat at a

Bad Design #47 – phew, I almost fell in

Warning signs are the first indicator of bad design. If a designer has had to add a sign, or instructions, to stop people performing a particular action with their product, then the design has failed. I understand

Bad Design #45 – hurry up already

Why do we get so impatient with pedestrians when we are driving? What impact does waiting an extra 20 seconds have on our lives…really. Nothing! Absolutely nothing. So as drivers we should be more patient, but we