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Design shouldn't come before function.
Design shouldn't come before function.

Yet sometimes it does...and it's crazy. People pay so much money for something that serves a purpose and then design gets in the way.

tthatoneguyy asked Reddit:

What's the worst case of design over function that you've ever seen?

Here are some of the answers.

No Longer Instant
No Longer Instant

There's a brand of pregnancy test that will send the results to your phone. You have to search for the app, download it, pee on the test and wait for the results.

What was wrong with the regular tests? By the time you've downloaded the app, you could have had your results.

A Recipe For Mold
A Recipe For Mold

Residing in heart of the Texas Medical Center (largest in the country, over 107k people) you will find the McGovern Commons Building. This building serves as the main food area and central meeting hub for the entire multi-hospital complex

The two walls on opposite sides of the McGovern building perpetually have two cascading waterfalls that light up at night and look pretty.

However even the slightest breeze causes the water to move sideways and blasts the main entrance and exit with what looks like sideways torrential rain. There is a constant puddle right at the door, walking through it at the wrong time can literally soak you down to your underwear even if you are in a wool suit. On windy days there will be crowds of people forming at their doors waiting for a break in the gusts so they can run out.

The water isn't exactly clean either, the high surface area sheets of water pull the thick yellow Texas Spring pollen out of the air like a filter. The collecting pools are laden with algae and an assortment of other microbes.

I guarantee you every day immunocompromised patients from MD Anderson and Texas Children's Hospital are exposed to that dirty water, people futilely shield their drinks/food, it gets on doctors coats and nurses scrubs, it douses visiting venture capitalists and international dignitaries as a welcome to the institution. It only a matter of time before a patient slips, cracks their skull wide open, and rightfully sues for millions.

Even in the picture the builders use to show off their work all of the cement is soaked.

https://redondomfg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MD-Anderson-Water-Wall-1024x6161.jpg

Apps Galore
Apps Galore

Im super tired of all these companies having their own app. I dont want to download a HomeDepot app just to find where they hid the wood glue. Similarly, I don't want to download a restaurant's app just to read the menu.

Websites work fine.

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