This board is a collection of either good or ugly design I found during my walks (and had people staring on me on why I would be taking pictures of trivial things). It is also a good HCI mental exercise and reminder when creating user interfaces. They are always there, but how many did you ever noticed? Inspired by Normans book and my SIT HCI classes during 2012 Spring.
In a room with 5 elevators, this piece united all the displays rather than having us keeping checking them back and forth. HCI-wise makes you wonder: Do we make our users eyeballs and clicks wander all over the place to get the tasks done? Found on the building Sansei restaurant is located, Honolulu, Hawaii
Protect Yourself! Use a tissue to open the door. An unusual place and purpose for a napkin. HCI wise, it makes you wonder: Are the protocols we have in place to guide users around the system and have been there for years, really the safest?
This is one of the most interesting basket designs I've seen. One handler allow you to carry it like the usual basket, but the other allows you to pull it around.The wheels rotate 360 so it feels you are dragging a carry-on around!
This is a board for pets at a pet shelter. The board is used so that volunteers and staff knows which dogs have been walked. Although colors are not meaningful, some of the small blocks have messages such as 'No walks' or 'At clinic'. Upon taking one of the shelter dogs to walk, volunteers write extensive notes of how dog behaves which can then be used by staff to evaluate the level of difficulty from a dog. This auto-feeds on them knowing which dogs they should or not take to walk.
Hospital Bed Placement Board for 505 bed hospital; the colored jackets (white, red, blue) are level of care; the pink and blue tags represent gender; the colored dots and placement on the board relate to patient movement throughout the day. To this day it has not been replaced given how alternatives are just too bad.
One instantiation of a shopping cart that was prototyped in Silicon Valley. The whole idea had as its most strong point leaving the cart to get things on the basket while shopping. Funny enough, the place where I first came across it had such a narrow corridor that if someone would ever leave one somewhere, it would block the way!