When a new gadget is being developed, it’s appearance is not necessarily a priority. It has to be practical, for sure. Even the smallest details, sometimes those we completely ignore, can be of critical importance and turn out to be really useful.
Have a look at 21 examples of designers doing their best to make our lives as convenient as possible.
#1 The microwave oven on the bag shows exactly how much time it takes to prepare the food
#2 In Seattle they know how city maps can be made available everywhere for everyone
#3 This cosmetics hanger has got special holes for bottles so that the liquid inside flows down
#4 Some desks can hide the monitors so that the users can enjoy having more space
#5 A door knob providing extra friction for people wearing gloves
#6 Skateboarding parking lot
#7 Taps you turn on with your knees
#8 One of the most versatile shelves ever invented
#9 Thanks to this one you will never spill anymore spices or coffee
#10 Fruit trays to keep them fresh
#11 Chinese airports and hotels offer chargers to rent
#12 A gadget to stop the pages turning
#13 A breathalyser in an American restaurant to let you check if you can drive
#14 A tag you don’t have to remove as it has some soft cloth underneath that won’t irritate you
#15 There is no kid in this kindergarten that can reach the handle to run free
#16 The coconuts in this Chinese shop have been made much more accessible
#17 A perfect combination of aesthetic and practical properties
#18 These extensions can be combined in a number of ways
#19 This beer mat has got a hidden image that only shows when a few drops of water flow upon it from the cold glass of beer
#20 This playground was designed also for the physically disadvantaged children
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