dyson’s fan remote

Picture of my remote (never used, I always use my smartphone, but can appreciate the design!)
  1. The “cool” button (blue) doesn’t have a power setting immediately attached like the other two, you must increase the fan with the fan button and then press cool (in either order).
  2. The “heat” button (red) does have a power setting immediately attached, which makes it more confusing. If there was a red button and a blue button and a power button, it would be easier to parse.
  3. The design is dependent on color, making it not 100% accessible, although in a case where there are only two colors used and minimal risk to testing them (and an accompanying app that is much more accessible) maybe it’s not the worst thing they’ve ever done. However, accessible design is better design for everyone.
  1. Cool and hot are labeled to increase accessibility.
  2. Cool and hot are separate from the power of the air-flow.

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I’m a Product Designer at Grubhub working on the LevelUp Team to create branded apps for restaurants.

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Aaron Cecchini-Butler

Aaron Cecchini-Butler

I’m a Product Designer at Grubhub working on the LevelUp Team to create branded apps for restaurants.

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