I was giving my students examples of bad design. Introducing them to web design and easy navigation (P.6). I showed then the classic Don Norman example:
What's wrong with this picture?
They said; "I don't Know"
I said: "Well look at it".
I said: "There is a handle there and it says "PUSH".
I said: "Just put a flat plate there and then you don't have to write PUSH on the door! People will have no option BUT to Push!"
They laughed. A light bulb went on.
Any other examples of things you see everyday that makes you go
You just hold the handle and push, don't really see why it would cause that much confusion. What is confusing in Thailand is you can push and pull any door regardless of what it says.
'After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box'
My next door neighbours have challenged me to a water fight , so I am just writing this while I am waiting for the kettle to boil .
For bad design examples, I'd suggest the clitoris. If the clitoris were located in the back of a woman's throat instead of where it is, my job would be a lot easier.
Last edited by Guy Mandude; 14th November 2009 at 11:30.
It can be when it actually is as stated on the door.
Now that is confusing.
Having a handle allows people to have more control of the door when they push. Hardly an example of bad design IMO.Originally Posted by chupacabra
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^ 5 years out of Thailand, and my wife is still a clear andf present danger for non - Thai pedestrians.
When it's a member of your family it just seems winningly quirky of course.
Like a kid screaming in a restaurant.
Sort of naughty feeling.
I still can't quite work out why davey has a problem pushing or pulling a door that opens whichever action he executes.
Last edited by Cyrille; 14th November 2009 at 19:22.
Look at the picture, the window is made of wired glass, hardly something you'd find in Thailand.Originally Posted by Guy Mandude
Is there a designated side of the sidewalk that we walk on in the west?People still can't decide which side of the fucking sidewalk to walk on.
Why should they? What do you want, one way sidewalks? Dashed white lines in the middle? Box junctions at shop entrances?For a society that is often characterized as having a collective consciousness, why can't Thais keep to the right OR left when walking in the street?
Get a fucking grip.
Kinky, pervertOriginally Posted by Cyrille