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Down-Time Website

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A website where evidence of down-time is accumulated and attached to brand names.

I work at a library for the blind where I observe countless instances of people with visual impairments struggling with inaccessible captchas.

I live in a modern apartment building with the old fashioned style doors that have to be locked manually by key rather than having the automatic door knob locks on them.

All those hours of accumulated fiddling/hacking/fumbling should be recorded in audio-video and posted to a website that attaches them to the brand names that have distributed them.

It would make for many many long hours of boring documentary, but maybe also be available for reprocessers to build effective tools with. So maybe the thousands of hours of pictures of people fumbling with their keys day after day could be all displayed in really tiny form on one page and arranged like those huge arrays of photos to spell out the name of a brand.

JesusHChrist, Aug 19 2013


       Shame them in to providing ergonomic accessibility?
Cedar Park, Aug 19 2013

       One person's hassle is another persons security feature.   

       Not so much sites without an audio alternative to captcha, but key locked doors mean that you can't lock yourself out, and also are frequently used on doors with glass panes, because they can't be opened by breaking out one of the panes and reaching through.
MechE, Aug 19 2013

       Companies who care about the quality of their products (yes those do exist) would probably be delighted to get additional information on failure modes, times, and peoples reactions. I'm giving you a giant cake-like bun.
Voice, Aug 19 2013

       Would this website have to report on its own downtime?
tatterdemalion, Aug 19 2013

       //It would make for many many long hours of boring documentary//   

       Ah, well, you see, the problem here is that this proposed website is just badly designed and non- ergonomic.   

       I do, however, applaud the sentiment. Something like 40% of all consumer items (including their packaging) have major design flaws which are immediately apparent to anyone who (a) uses the product and (b) has the correct expectations as regards design. 40% is a disaster - an almost inexplicable disaster - a perverse plague of pathologically poor design.   

       There should be awards for the worst designs. But, on second thoughts, there probably _are_ such awards, but so many people will have had the same idea that none of the awards gets noticed.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2013

       Not just downtime, though... some things are just plain annoying and probably manifest themselves as unusual habits and thoughts in other parts of life.*   

       *Such as pushing things forwards to go backwards**   

       **Automatic gearbox.
Ling, Aug 20 2013

       // There should be awards for the worst designs.   

       As you suspect, there are such awards but they are so poorly designed as to be unawardable.
tatterdemalion, Aug 20 2013

       Ah yes...I refer to that as "design crime".
normzone, Aug 20 2013

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JesusHChrist, Aug 21 2013

       See the Blog That is Part of The magazine "Design News" titled "Made By Monkeys". There are dozens of articulate Descriptions of badly designed products.   

       Get 20 or so of these entries/articles, and lay out the recurring bits of information. You'll now be able to design a database big enough to handle a typical incident, but not so big as to lose your contributors and readers.
popbottle, Aug 21 2013

       Reboots, lots of unwanted reboots....
piluso, Aug 21 2013


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