reflections

WHEN DESIGN FAILS

GTBank

Gtbank's cube fountain at Opebi Round About

Gtbank's cube fountain at Opebi Round About

So, design is supposed to make our lives simple and functional but at the same time beautiful. For some time now, I have been noticing this fountain installed by GTBank at Opebi Round About and it is not just friendly to my eyes coming from one of Nigeria's top brands that once set a tone in Lagos' architecture. Water ejected from such installations are meant to be free and not hit any barrier whatsoever like this. It's like trying to dunk a basketball into a closed net or trying to use an escalator that leads to a brick wall.
This is a #DesignFailure #KoWerk
Perhaps they are trying to achieve the installation shown below. Thanks to Olabode who shared the picture.

Floating Cube Fountain well executed.  Source: visualfunhousecom

APPLE

The new magic mouse (left) and the old magic mouse (right)

I have been an Apple user for a while now and even though I was very excited about the magic mouse, not minding the cost and maintaining it with original AA batteries as long as it was in use. I was given the latest iMac at the office to be able to deliver on the job and it came with an exciting rechargeable magic mouse. It is "BADLY DESIGNED" as far as I am concerned. In fact as I am writing this post I am equally charging the mouse like illustrated in one of the images below breaking my flow and rendering me useless for as long as I charge for. How can a design driven company like apple be so ignorant of human focused design?
Thank God for Microsoft Surface Studio which comes in 2017 and I wish they could let me exchange my iMac for a Surface Studio. I would gladly do it without hesitation. 
In conclusion, Apple should wake up because we are no more in the era where they design to a consumer that do not know what he wants. I  know what I want and it is might not be an apple product going forward.

Just for laughs, please watch this hilarious video  

Charging the magic mouse means you have to wait

Charging the magic mouse means you have to wait