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Better Experience #7: Shower Sets That’s Easy to Understand 🛀🚿

Small details to keep you from getting wet.

Better Experience Design is a collection of arbitrary encounters with everyday things that have given us either delightful or stressful experience.



1. What is it and what is the purpose?

I bet you don’t know that we can use shower sets to take showers.

Mind. Blown.
Shower and tap combination. Source

2. Why/When did I use it?

Most shower sets in our homes usually have two main functions: to spray water from the shower or the tap. And well, of course, we use them to take a shower or simply to wash our hands/feet using the tap.

3. Was it a delightful or stressful experience? Why?

A storyboard of what always happens when you just wanna wash your feet.
A shower set found in my office building.
  • The green arrow points to a lever which acts as a signifier to turn the water on or off.
  • The blue arrows point to two buttons, which can either be pushed or pulled.
If you encounter this shower set in the wild. Stay calm. Source

4. Can it be better?

Definitely. Here’s how we think we can make shower sets better:

Make it obvious by providing more context

One of the best design I found on the internet. Source

Use different “input” for each “output”

Photo by Abigail Lynn on Unsplash

Lastly, do we even need to merge them as one?

In the example below, the shower and tap water are separated. As some would say: Keep it simple, stupid.

Photo by yip vick on Unsplash

5. What do you think?

We think this might make a better experience of a shower set. What do you think?


Better Experience Design is a collection of arbitrary encounters with everyday things that have given us either delightful or stressful experience.

Better Experience Design

Better Experience Design is a collection of arbitrary encounters with everyday things that have given us either delightful or stressful experience.

Briandito Priambodo

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https://briandito.co - Product Designer and Writer

Better Experience Design

Better Experience Design is a collection of arbitrary encounters with everyday things that have given us either delightful or stressful experience.

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