Redesigning a redesigned elevator control panel
I recently redesigned an elevator control panel. That was not enough.
The button should be green:
But that’s still not enough. The elevator has a scale built-in, so it won’t go if too crowded. This scale can be used for another feature, human presence detection. As soon as the elevator detects weight that isn’t changing, it shuts the doors and goes. A screen can be used to make the elevator more informative.
Therefore, the only buttons needed in an elevator are those for emergencies like getting stuck inside or in-between the doors.
The only problem that remains is the waste of time that the elevator is. Sure, you save time and energy by using it instead of a staircase, but the ride could be much more pleasant. A 10-second cat video will solve everything.
A game show would be even better, except the journey here is way too short for that.