Monthly Archive: July 2008

15 Jul

The Design of Everyday Things

The design of everyday things is such a wonderful book.

Book Cover

When I first read a review about it, it said “you will never be able to see a door in the same way” or something like that.

I thought it was an exaggeration.  It’s not. It will change the way to think about everyday objects’ design and usability.

Today I was listening some music. The headphones cable hit a little bottle of some medicine I am taking for allergies.

Medicine

 

Of course the bottle rolled down the desktop to fall onto the ground. Thankfully it didn’t break. Now, what is the reason of having round, cylindrical bottles ? None I can think of (apart some economical I don’t know about not being a bottle expert). Please, give me square bottles everyday. Every detail matters.

 

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