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Design Flaws In Products
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Design Flaws In Products
Design Flaws In Products
Design Flaws In Products
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  • 1. Design Defects in Products<br />Nitesh Bhatia<br />
  • 2. 1. Lock System<br />Defect<br />1. Key Design<br />2. Door lock handle design <br />Why is this a problem? <br />1. Since all keys have almost same design, its hard to find right key from a bunch for a lock.<br />2. One cannot determine which way door lock handle should be moved to open the lock just by its orientation. <br />
  • 3. 2. USB Ports position in Laptops<br />Defect<br />USB Ports position is too close.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>In most of the laptops the USB ports are closely positioned.
  • 4. No room is left for another USB device is some large USB device is attached into port. </li></li></ul><li>3. Walkers for Old<br />Defect<br />Walkers are not designed keeping foot mechanism in mind.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>When a person moves forward , position of one of the foot changes in order to support another foot.
  • 5. Most of the walkers are either flat type or with wheels which does not provide proper grip and support.</li></li></ul><li>3. Walkers for Old<br />Defect<br />Walkers are not designed keeping foot mechanism in mind.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>When a person moves forward , position of one of the foot changes in order to support another foot.
  • 6. Most of the walkers are either flat type or with wheels which does not provide proper grip and support.</li></ul>Possible Solution<br />If Some foot kind of mechanism can be designed to provide proper support and grip.<br />
  • 7. 4. Digital Thermometer<br />Defect<br />The design is too smooth. <br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>When a person sticks it in his mouth, under tongue, and bite down to hold it in place, it slips out.
  • 8. The pressure from the teeth isn't enough to get a grip on the very smooth.
  • 9. Teeth slowly close down on each other as the thermometer slides out of mouth.</li></li></ul><li>5. Keyboard Design: Caps Lock Key<br />Defect<br />Caps Lock Key<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>People rarely use Caps Lock key but it occupies large area in keyboard which can be utilized for accommodating other more-frequently used keys.</li></ul>Idea<br />Why not switch the positions of CTRL and Caps Lock?<br />
  • 10. 6. Elevators<br />Defect<br />Occupancy / Max weight factor is not taken care in design of elevator.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>Sometimes while going for an elevator the door gets open but since the elevator is fully occupied a person cannot enter inside.
  • 11. In ideal case the elevator should show the current weight its carrying and if its fully occupied then door should not open.</li></li></ul><li>7. Specifications<br />LG-LWA6HW1DD1<br />Capacity : 2 Ton<br />Star Rating: 1<br />Logitech X540<br />Satellites:<br />45 watts RMS <br />Subwoofer:<br />25 watts RMS <br />vs<br />Defect<br />Sometimes specifications means nothing to a common man !<br />Why is this a problem? <br />Its hard to interpret what the specification wants to imply. Eg. 2 Ton AC some how gives an idea of size of room required but what am I suppose to do with a 25Watts Woofer system?<br />
  • 12. 8. Four Burner Gas Stove<br />Defect<br />The Gas burners position is too cluttered.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>Its hard to use all four burners concurrently.</li></li></ul><li>9. Airbags / Suitcases<br />Defect<br />Wheel design does not support lifting of on stairs.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>A person can easily slide the airbag on flat surface but its not possible to slide it on stairs.</li></li></ul><li>10. Apple iPod Shuffle<br />Defect<br />The design is not usable.<br />Why is this a problem? <br /><ul><li>In Generation 4 iPods Apple removed the controls from device and added them on to Earphones.
  • 13. The problem is, a person cannot use regular earphones or connect it to home theatre system which was earlier possible in Generation 2 iPods.</li></ul>Good design is as little design as possible. <br />But it should not kill the usability of product.<br />Generation 2<br />Generation 3<br />
  • 14. Thank you<br />twitter.com/niteshbhatia<br />

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