As an engineer, I feel I have a good pulse on design esthetics. Though I’m only of lowly electrical persuasion and not industrial, I can still appreciate me some good ergonomics. For example, take a good look at the following picture of my Apple Magic Mouse:
About 15 years ago, I distinctly remember hearing a radio broadcast that was unlike anything I’d heard before. It wasn’t the usual talk show, news, sports, call-in, top 40 type show. It was engaging. It was a well-crafted story, yet non-fictional. It was refreshing in a landscape of RF wasteland. It was my “driveway moment”. It was This American Life.
I’ve taken apart my wife’s stereo head unit so many times, I think I could do it blindfolded. You remember last time, right? Well, that mod broke.
My 1-year old is a curious kid. She prides herself in breaking into highly secure bank vaults, er cabinets. In particular, she’s taken a liking to our buffet which houses both china and liquor (neither of which are kid-approved items) behind two toddler-level doors. So I had to come up with a way to keep her out.