Understanding good design through StepNPull and the Design of Everyday Things

images directly from stepnpull.com

Design iterations and testing

Principles of good design

  1. easily discoverable signifiers of what affordances are possible
  2. mental models that align with previous experiences of a user’s interactions with shapes, goals, or cultural aspects of designs and designer’s conceptual model matches successfully with user
  3. signifiers shown to users user so they can understand whether their assumptions or actions about how a certain design works is correct
  4. gulfs of execution that align very well with gulf of evaluation

1. Affordances

2. Signifiers

3. Mental Models

Peer feedback and founder responses

Feedback: the StepNPull could be more at an angle or the scallops could be longer to give more space for pulling the door

Feedback: might be difficult to open heavy doors

Good design is more than just “good design”




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