Presentation on theme: "Historically bad design Craig Loftus 3W 4.20 / 21-11-06Historically bad design."— Presentation transcript:
Historically bad design Craig Loftus 3W 4.20 / 21-11-06Historically bad design
Historically bad? It effected all subsequent designs Well known? Caused the product or project to fail 3W 4.20 / 21-11-06Historically bad design
What do we mean by bad? Bad comes in degrees: Fatally flawed Hurts somebody Fails to meet specification Not reliable Doesnt look pretty enough? 3W 4.20 / 21-11-06Historically bad design
Placing the blame? If a failure is the result of poor understanding i.e. a lack of knowledge, is the designer still to blame? Failures are often attributed to human error, how often are these actually poor design? 3W 4.20 / 21-11-06Historically bad design
Examples? With those points in mind, let us think of some bad designs? For example: Sonys exploding batteries. 3W 4.20 / 21-11-06Historically bad design
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