The industrial design website, Core77, has recently introduced a sarcastic column about poorly-thought-out products called The Weekly Design Roast. Here are the links to the ones published so far: 1, 2, 3, 4.
"A conventional bookmark, which is just a slip of stiff paper, is too easy to ship and recycle; they also don't use up enough materials or take up any additional desk space. To solve this, I designed mine out of lacquered ash." [True story: This "bookmark" is "ideal for…books under 9 inches in height." For differently-sized books, you can order their larger version in STEEL.]
"Only thing I don't like is, since we have this against a wall, my wife has to climb through my blue water to get into her pink water. But other than that I am satisfied with my purchase."
User Inyerface is a web-based game in which your challenge is to fill out a poorly designed online form. It’s loaded with frustrating examples of hostile user interfaces that we’ve all encountered at one time or another. It’s how I feel every time I book airline tickets.
I sometimes have to accept that an organization knows me as “Mark Frauenfeld” because it won’t allow surnames longer than 10 characters. But having a truncated name is not nearly as annoying as being forced to add extra characters to a name just because a form won’t process surnames less than 3 characters. Discrimination :( […]
Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal’s personal technology columnist created this cheat sheet for figuring out how to use the iPhone X’s interface. That’s what happens when you get rid of the home button. Editor’s note: There was an error in the original regarding disabling FaceID. Updated here. pic.twitter.com/O2EQm2CoyK — Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) November 3, 2017 […]
If your office works at all, it uses Microsoft Office. Those icons for Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are as familiar around some workplaces as the coffee machine. So familiar, in fact, that they get taken for granted – and rarely used to their full potential. Whether you need a crash course in the essential tools […]
It’s a great time to be a maker. 3D printers are on store shelves for anyone to buy, and coder kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are letting kids as young as 9 or 10 dive into the Internet of Things. Here are a few examples of our favorite tech toys, all priced low enough […]
Want to make a hit? The right software is out there for anyone, but any music producer will tell you that finding the right sound can still take time and talent. Still, the right tools are a great shortcut, which makes this Synth & Sound Pack Bundle absolutely priceless. And now that it’s on sale […]