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#34 User errors, the curb-cut effect, creepy devices

Teething problems.


I’ve had some teething problems with the new version of the newsletter, so I hope this email reaches you. Months went by and it’s almost time to book the booster, but the situation in Europe is not promising. I wrote a bit about this in the latest Weeknotes.

🔗 Read Week 8: Those who wait

Design, Digested 24

Last summer, we spent some time with friends in a small seaside town. One of the friends has disabilities, and a few people built a ramp for her to reach the veranda from the yard and viceversa. She insisted the ramp would benefit everyone, not just her. She is right. It’s a phenomenon called the curb-cut effect.

Find out what are the eight items that were built for people with disabilities, but are regularly used by everyone, in the new issue. Also included:

  • How designers can prevent user errors
  • How creepy is that device
  • Users adapting to technology that wasn't designed with them in mind

🔗 Read Design, Digested 24: User errors, the curb-cut effect, creepy devices

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