“I don’t know why everything isn’t better, because it would be better for everyone. Things are only made better for some people and worse for others”

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Kenneth Grange came in to the Sky Space at the end of our work day yesterday for an informal Q & A. I sat with my notepad and pen and this quote called to be written down.
He went on to explain the issues he’s encountered opening water bottles as he has aged and his hand became arthritic. ‘Better’ design of the standard water bottle would aid those who currently struggle, but go unnoticed by those who don’t. Therefore making such a change standard would demolish the need for specialised (more expensive) models for the elderly.

This has an important message for designers. Design for the minorities…more the majorities. Make things everyone uses, usable for everyone!

Sir Kenneth Grange Sir Kenneth Grange

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