The AC adapters for a lot of equipment seem to be specifically designed to block the AC outlets around it (this is in the US). Is this a safety feature to minimize the power to that outlet or just ...
My brother, who is a Product Designer, has become interested in User-Centred Design through my preachings and has been reading my Donald Norman books. Can anyone recommend any books that touch on ...
I've noticed a trend recently that some sinks have a flat base, but they seem to be few and far between. Are there any reasons related to UX for why sinks have traditionally always been round?
A friend of mine has a blender with 6 control selections: One off position, and five power settings in order of less to more power. Example below: A discussion has erupted over whether or not the ...
I'm looking to collect input on best practices for the design of industrial HMI. There are already standards promoted such as ISA-5.5-1985, Graphic Symbols for Process Displays, but the writing ...
Is a steering wheel the best way to interact with cars? What do you think the future will be like for transport UI? Will it even require a UI?
We are setting out to design a system capable of managing a system that is comprised of 100,000 individually addressable resources (electro-mechanical controllers). One very important visualization ...
I'm developping an industrial monitoring interface, and as the user is not always in front of its computer, we need sounds to help the user differenciate different behaviours ( incoming error, ...
I can't imagine that the usage level of popcorn substantiates its special treatment on a microwave's user interfaces – at least any more emphasis than other common foods. Removing this (and other ...
Do industrial designers have a rule for the number of materials used in a product? What if I want to use moss for a board game? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...