多少少同理心 多好多好生活

May 3, 2011

Empathy brings GOOD LIVES

一般裇衫口袋都在左胸前,如果你慣用右手,就可能沒有發覺,這個設計對左撇子來說實在是個煩惱──放東西拿東西時左手都要“拗”得好辛苦,到最後還可能被迫放棄不用這口袋。但其實只要把衫袋設計在右胸上,問題便可以解決。同類的例子還有很多,例如間尺、剪刀、後褲袋等等,只要在設計時加點同理心,不需要是專業設計師都可以想到解決方法,可惜在香港這種想法仍未流行。

上圖這款剪刀不論左、右手都可參可輕鬆使用。其實,人人都可以實驗和合設計,如果你都想試下,就快啲參加“做好嘢實驗室” 的“MaD x 設計點生活”,網上報名:www.MaD.asia

Normally front pocket is sewed on the left hand side of a jacket.  It’s convenient for right-handers, but not so for those born left-handed.  Using the front pocket may become such a pain that they may simply have to stop using it.  If only the pocket is sewed also on the right side, their life will be so much more easier and happier.  The same is true for rulers, scissors and trousers back pockets.  If you’re unhappy with the current design of these products, you can make a difference with your empathy and creativity.  It’s too bad that this kind of thinking has not sunk in yet in Hong Kong.

The pair of scissors shown above is friendly to both right-handers and left-handers.  You can also experiment on inclusive design.  Hurry up and register for “MaD x DESIGN.LIVES” now!

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