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.
The design website Core77 has a weekly feature called Design Roast, devoted to making fun of bad industrial design. My “favorite” this time around is a portable leather chess board with rubber pieces that you are meant to wrap around stones you gather before you can play. This is a leather chess board that comes […]
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 […]
With everything happening in the last few months, we all but guarantee no one has been thinking about their taxes. That’s understandable — because, beyond all of our current concerns, nobody enjoys the whole tax filing process during even the best of times. Unfortunately, Benjamin Franklin was right — taxes truly are as inescapable as […]
Most parents know that giving their kids educational toys and other projects will expand their minds. But what many might not realize is that physical play is actually building their mental abilities as well. Studies are still in beginning stages, but some early research supports the theory that kids who get the chance to get […]
Not every house has a fireplace. And to be honest, not every homeowner wants to deal with the hassles and maintenance of a fireplace. But it’s tough to argue that the intoxicating glow and dance of a licking flame isn’t mesmerizing, not to mention all of a fire’s practical uses. For those looking to enjoy […]