Shower screens not quite big enough to stop soaking the floor
I don’t really need to say anything more about that.
Similarities to Software Development
I cannot tell whether the problems are:
- Irrelevant… no-one cares but me
- The fault of cost-cutting
- The fault of architects or interior designers who prefer minimal over usable
However, it needs to stop.
The problems are similar to those in software development. We have a paying customer, and we have users.
Customer: I want feature X. It must do this that and the other.
Developer: Ok, that will cost 25units of time.
Customer: Ooo, we need it done in 15, we have a deadline
Developer: We could, but it won’t be as nice to use
Customer: We’ll go with the 15 option
Now, a grumpy software developer is of no concern to the paying customers. But when the customer’s customers get grumpy because of bad design - that will cost sales.