Here's a great example of a product design that probably sounded great on paper, but clearly sucks to use in the real world. We present to you the Ion Bottleless Water Cooler:
Office water coolers require the end user to lift that heavy jug of water, invert it, and drop it into the top of the machine.
Let's design a water cooler that hooks up to a tap instead and filters the water. With no reservoir, it will be much smaller, taking up less space, and no one will have to lift the bottle.
Let's add carbonation, and a lot of different temperature options. And a touchscreen!
Over the weekend this Redditor posted this review of the resultant device:
Just a reminder of how much can go wrong between #2 and #4.
This guy is an ass. I have the same machine at home and in the office. What his saying is bullshit!
I love how he keeps saying "Wow"... XD
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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