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Nice example of a minimum viable product; an iPad bolted to the wall in an opticians (Specsavers) locked to run the stock Photos application. There appeared to be some issues with customer privacy (how are customer photos managed, destroyed?), the ability to export/share photos and customer engagement (customers that used technology used their smartphones, not the Specsavers iPad). An interesting,…

Notice and hazard tape applied to a lift in an attempt to hack a more efficient user journey when the lift is operating at peak capacity, e.g., when a concert in the Café in the Crypt finishes, or when users loiter too close to the door sensor. Issue probably located in initial requirements engineering and software design compounded by (presumed)…

Moggridge was particularly scathing about the design of remote control devices, noting that his wife had adopted the practice of wrapping them in up in paper, cutting holes in the paper to reveal only those buttons she needed and labelling them in plain English.

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