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Fixing Bad UX Designs by Lisandra Maioli

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Redesigning urinals to encourage men to wash their hands

In 1917, French painter, sculptor, and poet Marcel Duchamp inscribed the work source in that year's exhibition of the association of Independent Artists of New York. It was a crockery urinal signed by the pseudonym R. Mutt. At that time, he did not imagine that urinals would be a piece with different possibilities and needs of redesign.

UX methodologies can be applied, as you can see, to any user interface. The designer Kaspars Jursons (http://jursons.com) challenged himself to redesign public restrooms. The problem? About 1/3 of Americans do not wash their hands after leaving a public restroom, a problem more common among men than among women. Then, Jursons decided to propose a solution ...

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