Some things don’t translate well across cultures.
Why the sign? We don’t drink tap water here.
And sometimes, the designer sacrifices usability for aesthetics.
Yesterday, I was at BRAC Bank. The place where they keep deposit slips is a piece of glass. And there are ballpoint pens to write your slips.
Can you image how inconvenient it is to write on glass with a ballpoint pen? But a lot of people take that inconvenience because somebody didn’t give it a thought.
And don’t get me started on push-pull doors. Very few places in this town get that right.
If we put the right people in the right place, our city wouldn’t be so badly designed.