Accumulated Good Design Lead to a Great Experience

When I come home from work, the gym, or a night out, I usually dump the contents of my pockets: phone, wallet, keys, lip balm, and AirPods, onto my desk. If not on my desk, then maybe the dresser, kitchen table, bed, or kept in my pants pocket. This causes two problems. First, it clutters my room. Second, the next morning I’m frantically searching for these items.

While watching apartment tour videos, I noticed that a few people had these things called catch-alls. They are bowls or baskets located in the foyer or near the bedroom door where you can dump all your pocket contents into. It’s a simple item that solved a problem I was blind too. I bought one last week, and I couldn’t be happier.

As I’ve been furnishing and decorating my room, I’ve been purchasing these simple products that solve simple problems. The combined pleasure and simplicity provided by these products create a functional and welcoming space. This analogy goes beyond interior design and applied to design as a whole. Sweating the details matter. It matters because great experiences are an amalgamation of good design.

August 21, 2022

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