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Urinal Tech

2003-02-12 20:00:36+00 by TC 3 comments

For Boyz only. The very best UIs are the ones that are so intuative that you are not aware of them. The Fly in the Urinal inteferface is deceptively simple and extreemly effective. The dutch engineers take into account left vs right handedness and build it right in to the interface. What if these guys worked for Palm? would graphiti be more natural? How would you hold the stylus? Could women figure out the interface?

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#Comment made: 2003-02-13 15:12:12+00 by: petronius

Some years ago I came upon a urinal in a saloon that had the then common rubber mat filter over the drain. This particular one had a spinner on it, like a board game arrow. You would try to revolve it to point to "Home Run" along the perimeter rather then at "Strike". Thanks to the cheapness of beer in those easy times, you could go for extra innings.

#Comment made: 2003-02-13 16:33:42+00 by: TheSHAD0W

<engineer> You know, if that were a 3-dimensional fly, instead of just a sticker, it would break up the stream and there'd be less splash... It'd be more fun, too... </engineer>

#Comment made: 2003-02-14 00:19:49+00 by: TC

Yeah the missle command urinal design proved to be counter productive but baseball might work ;)