25 Serious Design Flaws In Everyday Products

Poorly designed technology is something that most of us can relate to. We can all think of an example of poorly designed technology in everyday life. Although we don’t think about it too often, it would be nice if some poorly designed products that have been released were thought out a little better. Or at least improved upon. These are 25 Serious Design Flaws In Everyday Products!

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Toothbrushes that you can’t put down

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Toothbrushes have become so advanced that some of them even have mini-computers embedded in the handle. But you want to put the toothbrush down on its back? Good luck.


No pockets on women's pants

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Or even worse…fake pockets.


The line left by the dustpan

dust pan

Apparently they fixed this problem by inventing something else…the vacuum cleaner.


Wine glasses

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Even though they hold expensive liquid that stains very easily, wine glasses were designed with an elevated center of gravity, a small base, and a very fragile mid-section. This make spills much more likely. How did nobody realize this beforehand?

Note: wine lovers will argue that the shape and size of the glass greatly influences taste. On the other hand, scientists will argue that everything influences taste…including perceptions about the glass shape. At least the glasses could be made out of a sturdier material.


Rectangular shopping baskets with the handle crossing the width


This means that you either have to twist your arm or hold the basket away from your body. It would make much more sense to have the handle go length-wise. Then you could actually hold the basket normally.


While this one is annoying, number 6 is pretty dangerous!

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