Hard to open
Here is a door to a gourmet coffee shop in a
designer hotel in New York City.
The door is made of
solid glass and is very heavy. The top half of the door
is clear glass. The bottom half is frosted glass.
The handle is in
the middle of the door. This makes it
very difficult to pull
the door open because you can't get
Normal doors have handles placed on
the side of the door. This gives the
person opening the door superior leverage.
Placing the handle in the middle of
the door was most likely done because a designer
thought it was aesthetically pleasing.
Unfortunately, the design
fails in usability.
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