travel Archive

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 #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

Bad Design #44 – emergencies don’t kill people, instructions do

If you are ever in an emergency situation where you need to escape the bus through the ceiling hatch, the last thing you want to do is read instructions on how to do that. First of all, if

Bad Design #41 – when my goal, is not your goal

Personally, I think the Opal system is fantastic. Pay for what you use, nothing else, and you don’t even need to think about it (sort of). I remember having to figure out how many sectors I was

Bad Design #40 – for the times, they are a changing

Yes, the times are a changing (pun intended), and our bus stop timetables need to change as well. Just look at how much information is on this bus stop, and that is just one side. Have a

Bad Design #38 – and they should all play “La Cucaracha”

Homer Simpson was onto something when he designed his perfect car (Season 2 Episode 15 “Oh brother, where art thou?”). He was onto the fact that car horns have issues. Yes yes, his issue with the horn