Think about the objects in your everyday world. Is there anything about their design that bugs you?
For example, the clock radio on my bedside table bugs me. The on/off/alarm switch has four positions. Working from left to right they are
[On | Off | Tone Alarm | Radio Alarm].
What this means is that it is very difficult to find the off position while groggy from sleep, in the dark, with my arm over my head. A simple reversal of Off and On would have prevented this problem.
Look around the room you are sitting in while you are reading this. How many different specialized objects are there? There are probably more than a hundred different specialized objects in my office. How many of the objects around you are designed in a way that pleases you?
Turn in a copy of your list at the start of class. Also, keep a copy of the list with you for later. I will ask for examples from your lists when we discuss Design of Everyday Things.
You will be graded on the creativity and uniqueness of your responses.