Laptop - just one USB port and on the "wrong" side

The life is changing and Apple is diching type A USB port entirely. However, if you do design a laptop with ports, try harder to place them so users can actually use them. I had a pleasure to use the laptop on the photo below of a student of mine. The laptop is not branded for left-handed people, the students was sold a wired mouse with a "short" wire and the only USB port is on the left side. How the seller was expecting her to be a happy user and returning costumer is beyond my imagination.

Every door needs operating instructions ... like this

Something is wrong with the design if simple objects like doors and taps need instructions. 

But this one makes sense!

Obviously!

Taps 32: foot operated drinking fountain

Hands free operating (think of holding your hair if you are a long haired person).

Taps 31: a lot of instructions to wash hands

Whoever made this custom mount for the soap dispenser and cut the hole in the closet, should have taken the broken one away :). They must have had a lot of questions from the costumers to write these instructions down.




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Another door lacking affordances

Despite all the hype around design new buildings still get doors with false affordances. The door looks completely the same at both sides while it opens to the outside only. This direction of opening door to the outside is mandatory for public buildings for safety reasons (think of evacuating the building). However, when I'm exiting the building I first follow the affordance of the handle (that invites pulling) only to realise I need to push it to the outside.

I wrote about a few good and bad examples: example #1, example #2, example #3 and example #4.