25 Serious Design Flaws In Everyday Products

Poorly designed technology is something that most of us can relate to. We can all think of an example of poorly designed technology in everyday life. Although we don’t think about it too often, it would be nice if some poorly designed products that have been released were thought out a little better. Or at least improved upon. These are 25 Serious Design Flaws In Everyday Products!

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Touch screens in cars

car screenSource: dailymail.co.uk

This doesn’t mean that all touch screens are bad. The problem is that in some newer cars, the touch screens control almost everything, including the air conditioning and radio. Why is that bad? Because the physical buttons were easy to use while keeping your eyes on the road. Putting everything on a touch screen can be dangerous and distracting.


The button on top of baseball caps

baseball cap

It serves no purpose; it hurts when you bump your head; and it makes wearing headphones harder.


Sticker glue that is stronger than the sticker paper

sticker residue

This is especially annoying when you buy someone a gift on the way to their house. Now you either have to leave the sticker on, hide the price with a marker, or risk ripping it off and leaving a sticky mess.


Lamps that have the switch on the cord instead of the base

lamp switch

So whenever you try to turn the lamp on in the dark you have to fumble around with the cord.


Blinds that have a cord on each side

blindsImage: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

Why would anyone ever want to only pull up one side of the blinds? Just have one cord that pulls the blinds up in their entirety so you don’t have to struggle with two cords at once.

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