When function follows form.
Mario Quintana
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A faucet designed like a Norman door. I think the tilting backwards would be fine if the top of the faucet indicated that option (if it was a signifier). If its shape, for example, even remotely resembled a handle. Maybe it would have even been enough if it was slightly angled.

The air dryers though are more difficult. For one, because the automatic dryers rarely seem work like they should. You have to wave your hand right in front of a small sensor, or you have to wave your hands extremely closely. The sensor area should be more generous and there should be some indication within the design (not on a sticker) on what to do. Like those dreadful Dyson germ blowers that are at least designed in a way to clearly indicate what to do with your hands.

However, everything that’s wrong with automatic air dryers is even worse with automatic paper dispensers. Their sensors are so much less reliable, so much more confusing, and between each action there’s a delay in which the machine won’t accept any inputs — without giving any feedback, of course.

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