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Kitchen timer

(picture of timer) This is a nice little kitchen timer unless you want to set a time less than 15 minutes. To do so you must first turn the indicator to a time greater than 15 minutes and then turn it back to the time you actually want! There is no indication of this on the front of the timer. What ends up happening is that you set times less than 15 minutes without first turning the indicator past 15 minutes. Then the timer doesn't go off.

Design suggestion

This design violates your expectations by having one rule for setting times greater than 15 minutes (turn the indicator to the desired time) and a different rule for setting times less than 15 minutes (turn the indicator to a time greater than 15 minutes and then to the desired time). A device like this should follow a consistent rule. There is nothing in the appearance of the timer that would lead you to believe that it works like this.

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