Do We Really Need Designers?

A STORY ABOUT HOW DESIGNERS CARE FOR THEIR OWN LIVES. BUT DO THEY CARE ABOUT MY LIFE? I DOUBT THEY DO.

IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A PART OF MY LEG LEFT ON THAT CORNER © d’Viggo

On the outside my dishwasher is almost piggy.

Why? Don’t they want me to use it?

I understand designers use computers when they design stuff. Are all designers so wealthy they can afford a maid? So wealthy they never walk into the kitchen, even when the maid scream after hitting the corners on the dishwasher.

And I know you don’t even drive your own car.

You sit in the backseat.

The front door is edgy. It makes hell of a pain when the wind blows it into your ribs. And be aware if you ever consider to try driving… Broken ribs hurt more an more the first three days until it peaks. And then you will not even think about getting your ass into the backseat the next three weeks.

I need to bend down there to do that dirty work every day, and then again when washing is done.

Do you design pills too? Round pills designed to slide quickly into your stomach when the dishwasher you designed has broken both my legs and back and I need some pain relief..

The mothers little helper, though it’s not only them.

But I am sure you hum that song on every pay day.

So the conclusion is: I want my dishwasher up from the floor, so I can handle it without braking both my legs and back. Then I can start building up some belly fat for two reasons. First… I get less exercise. Second… I need the belly fat to protect myself against the corners on the dishwasher from hurting me.

I love baking. I know very well you don’t bake.

How could I know. Because you are never in the kitchen. Next to my dishwasher is my stove. On the floor. I will say no more, just a little reminder. You can open the door and see it for yourself. The corners inside is rounded to ensure you to take the turkey out of the box if your maid gets to busy on thanksgiving.

Is this practical detail what we call functional design?

I know a lot of people living in modern houses have got them stoves lifted up from the floor. And long time ago I observed that a lot of people started to grow belly fat.

So, stop blaming the food industry. Blame the designers.

I know insurance companies hate dishwashers and stoves. They should hate designers, but they love you. But they love us more. When we pay the bill for your useless design.

It was protected so designers could not steal the idea behind the design, but not the rounded corners.

What did it bring to me? My name on some papers still hidden in a vault somewhere, and a lot of expences. This was long before innovation was rewarded, and crowd funding established.

A mystery? Maybe, but not to me…

Good design comes from some inside, at least when designed by nature.
If it is better than nature’s own — or unique — you can protect the design.
Just as mine was rewarded with a protection.

You might know me, but you don’t. I got wet in the rain, but now always soaked. I thought a lot. High thoughts and also loud and clear.