Design Fail: I Just Wanted to Take a Shower

An unconventional and unobvious bathtub faucet design made it way too hard to take a shower.

Karl Wiegers

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A photo of a showerhead with water coming out of it.
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Physical devices that lack signifiers to reveal proper usage can be perplexing. I was taking a shower while staying at a friend’s home. That is, I was trying to. I couldn’t see how to divert the water from the bathtub’s water spout to…

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Karl Wiegers

Author of 14 books, mostly on software. PhD in organic chemistry. Guitars, wine, and military history fill the voids. karlwiegers.com and processimpact.com