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Bad Designs and Factors

Read about bad designs at the Bad Human Factors Designs Web site and answer the following questions:

1.Which bad design from the list caught your attention? Why?

2. Make a list of factors that make a design unworkable.

3.Give an example of a product or service you have encountered that was poorly designed.

Make a list of factors that make a design unworkable. Give an example of a product or service you have encountered that was poorly designed.

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1. Here are some bad designs that caught my attention:

http://www.baddesigns.com/fridge.html
http://www.baddesigns.com/file.html
http://www.baddesigns.com/3doors.html
http://www.baddesigns.com/staplers.html
http://www.baddesigns.com/pushto.html
http://www.baddesigns.com/cupholdr.html

The worst one here is probably http://www.baddesigns.com/file.html because there really is no use for the handle on top unless you want to move the whole cabinet out from under the table. It is made bigger than any other handle on the cabinet and frequency of use for this handle is ...

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