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Design review: 3 Good Designs and 3 Poor Designs

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  • 1. Reviewing Design By Navmeet Singh We are asked to present examples of '3 Good Designs' and '3 Poor Designs'. My review of the designs is based on: ➔How they work.. ➔What purpose they solve.. ➔How effective they are in that.. ➔And what is their level of user engagement..
  • 2. Poor Design – 1 Bathroom Sink
  • 3. Poor Design – 1 Bathroom Sink
  • 4. Poor Design – 1 Bathroom Sink ➢ Mix Water in Sink ➢ Not very Hyginic ➢ Intended to save water ➢ But water is still wasted
  • 5. Poor Design – 1 Bathroom Sink Clean up the lather left in the end with the Super Cold water again.
  • 6. Poor Design – 1 Bathroom Sink Very good alternative. ● The flow of water is controlled. ● The temperature of water is controlled.
  • 7. Poor Design – 2 Circuit Laundry
  • 8. Poor Design – 2 Circuit Laundry
  • 9. Poor Design – 2 Circuit Laundry Only £3.50 Credit Washing: £2.60 Drying: £1.10 Total: £3.70 Not enough to do both!
  • 10. Poor Design – 2 Circuit Laundry www.circuitcardtopup.com
  • 11. Poor Design – 2 Circuit Laundry Place card, top-up with the code given on website/email. ● ● ● Confusing process Impossible without plastic money. Wastage of space and money.
  • 12. Poor Design – 2 Circuit Laundry Alternative: UCA Print Credit Top-up Machine ● ● ● Simple Process Can top-up with cash or card Can also top-up using home computer on UCA's website.
  • 13. Poor Design – 3 Context Menu in PC 'Delete' and 'Rename' items so close to each other Want to click 'Rename' But accidentally click on 'Delete' File goes to 'Recycle Bin'
  • 14. Poor Design – 3 Context Menu in PC Workaround: 1.Click on file 2.Press F2 Key on your keyboard 3.Type in the new name for your file
  • 15. Poor Design – 3 Context Menu in PC Proposition: ● ● ● Move 'Rename' option to above 'Cut' Clicking 'Cut' accidentally will not delete the file You can still 'Rename' it
  • 16. Good Design – 1 Donation Box Donation boxes at most restaurants to get rid of that heavy change.
  • 17. Good Design – 1 Donation Box Donate coins and they will go spinning inside the donation box ● ● Simply throw a coin Coin goes into a spinning spree till reaches storage
  • 18. Good Design – 1 Donation Box ● ● ● Interesting case study on user engagement. People tempted to put in money. Useful for parents to keep children amused.
  • 19. Good Design – 2 Ping Pong Restaurant Menu Long List of Chinese and Japanese dishes ● Pictures for what the food looks like ● Items nicely classified ●
  • 20. Good Design – 2 Ping Pong Restaurant Menu ● Mark your items with a pencil
  • 21. Good Design – 2 Ping Pong Restaurant Menu ● If confused about the ingredients or allergic to something, ask for specific menus.
  • 22. Good Design – 2 Ping Pong Restaurant Menu ● ● Vegetarian Menu, Egg Free Menu, Shellfish Free Menu, Nuts Free Menu and many more.. One menu for every kind of food allergy.
  • 23. Good Design – 2 Ping Pong Restaurant Menu ● ● Builds customer loyalty Keeps waiters organised as they don't have to remember ingredients for each dish
  • 24. Good Design – 3 UCA Library Borrowing system Self-service kiosks ● Easy to use ● Can borrow and return ● Books and DVDs ● Helps Librarians focus on Student services ●
  • 25. Good Design – 3 UCA Library Borrowing system ● ● ● Tells you till which date each item is loaned Gives a printed receipt Can send the receipt to email also
  • 26. Good Design – 3 UCA Library Borrowing system ● ● Security alarms go off if item taken out of the library without borrowing from the system Added layer of security on DVDs, they can't be opened inside Library (without borrowing)
  • 27. Thank You Have a nice day ahead Navmeet Singh navmeetsingh@gmail.com twitter.com/navmeetsingh meetsin.wordpress.com