It can be a little overwhelming when you look around you and realize that every single non-organic object that you see had to be designed by someone (or several someones). Just within three feet of me, I can count upward of 50 things that would literally not exist unless they had been designed by someone who tried to make the best version of that thing possible.
And then there are things that were obviously designed by people who didn't care to make the best version of an object. It might be a phone that is designed to become obsolete right around the time that the next version of it comes out. It might be a package of chips that is mostly air. These designs go way beyond simply being bad; they're actively nefarious.
Unfortunately, there are product designers out there who are more interested in trickery than in elegant design. We've found quite a few of them and posted their designs here. Get ready to feel pretty angry...but also impressed.
This bottle of shower gel has a hole in the center of it.
Read the fine print on this one:
The longer you look, the worse it gets.
This wasn't supposed to be a travel-size tube.
This video is infuriating:
A useless button.
Fries? What fries?
Look! A completely full bucket of toys!
Fill a "bucket!"
I knew it.
This is just the worst.
I am seething.
Why not just make it $6?
Scumbaggy on so many levels.
Here's a company I'll never buy from, ever:
What a deal!
Gluten free! Just kidding!
Exhibit B against window packaging:
Toilet paper math.
This might be the worst one:
OK, I would definitely fall for this one.
This game's icon includes a fake notification:
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