pariah products Research a product/object which has pariah status, meaning one which partially performs or fulfils a function but always annoys for a variety of reasons.
bathroom hand dryer
function Yes functions Alternative uses: Dry clothes, hair and face. Sweat patches. Hand heater Saves you from using a towel. Disguise noises
expectation Dry hands
failing Slow, too hot, Strength, hygene. not enough time, pressure, surface aea too small, on/off auto confusion, cannot see how long/how much time you have to dry.
Industrial. Looks like Eventually drys hands. Spreads remaining bacteria a toilet cistern. due to heat. Universal, saves the use of towels
competitions xelerator, longer different nozzle placment, design air blade
White, metalic to fit fan nozzle for air association with direction and heater, hyegen and hospitals pertrudes out of the wall blue logo/font
multiple user dryer Motion sensor activated leds. Interactive and fun to use. All heights and sizes. Cold air and no need to touch any surface for hygenic purposes. Stand alone for acess or wall panel for smaller rooms.
Yes functions. Provides hard surface Protects the table undernearth
Protect table Solid Does not move when you are cutting Food slides off
Heavy Food slides off all over the place no control Only good for first process
success Provides area for cutting and organising Protects tables Rarely moves or slides
archetype competitions Block Classic wooden Square or round Chunky
Plastic Foldable â€˜Vâ€™ shape boards
colour Wooden White Black All kitchen colour trends
affordance Chunky block Thick Lays flat
chopping board + strainer = bowl
Yes functions. Blends fruit, nuts, hard and soft. Different speeds Cleanable Pours well Dismantles easily
Blend fruit and/or veg into drinkable consistancy
Large quantity always made. Lots of parts to clean. Takes up space in kitchen. Hard to clean inside under blade. Bulky.
success Blends food. Large amounts. Quick and easy.
archetype competitions Industrail Sterile Appliance Classic Jug like
Hand blender Slim line blenders Smoothie makers with nozzle for pouring Juicers
colour Steel White Classic kitchen or current trend colours
affordance Bulky bottom for the mecanical parts. Pourable detached jug. Large base aread Usually 3 seperate parts Plug to wall
blender + glass = smoothie
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