User errors, the curb-cut effect, creepy devices
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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