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20 Crappy Designs That Make Everyday Tasks a Nightmare

Navigating the Maze of Crappy Designs: Unveiling the Epic Fails That Plague Everyday Life

In the realm of product design, there exists a spectrum ranging from ingenious innovations to, well, crappy designs. It’s astonishing how some creations manage to make the simplest of tasks an absolute nightmare. From utensils that defy their primary function to signs that lead you astray, the world is littered with examples of epic fails in design. These mishaps not only frustrate users but also serve as cautionary tales for designers and manufacturers alike.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), there’s a corner of the internet dedicated to showcasing these design disasters: the subreddit r/CrappyDesign. Here, users share images of baffling creations that range from mildly inconvenient to downright baffling.

So, without further ado, let’s delve into a curated collection of crappy designs that exemplify the struggles of navigating through a world where form often supersedes function.

1. “Let’s put the brake lights where nobody expects them to be” -Buick

"let's put the brake lights where nobody expects them to be" -Buick - Crappy Designs
Source: tangre79

2. Bathroom stall inside another bathroom stall

Bathroom stall inside another bathroom stall - Crappy Designs
Source: HeyImGabriel

3. Bathroom with glass walls

Bathroom with glass walls
Source: Anitia158

4. Confusing controls- up/down should be volume; forward/back should be to change song tracks

Confusing controls- up/down should be volume; forward/back should be to change song tracks - Crappy Designs
Source: bartolemew

5. Elevator at the department of architecture

Elevator at the department of architecture - Crappy Designs
Source: Falco2000_

6. Emergency evacuation plan on clear plastic with dark wall.

Emergency evacuation plan on clear plastic with dark wall. - Crappy Designs
Source: Flashy_Ring

7. House for rent with original hardwoods and bonus death trap stairwell!

House for rent with original hardwoods and bonus death trap stairwell! - Crappy Designs
Source: missrutabaga

8. How did I miss the last 9 world wars?

How did I miss the last 9 world wars? - Crappy Designs
Source: EndersGame_Reviewer

9. It isn’t even Comic Sans

It isn't even Comic Sans - Crappy Designs
Source: ClubTraveller

10. My maze has no way out of the center

11. One day someone’s gonna walk right into the only step without the railing… I nearly did.

12. That’s not where eyes go

That's not where eyes go - Crappy Designs
Source: Link7000

13. The bus stop button is at shoulder height and people keep hitting it when the bus goes round a turn.

The bus stop button is at shoulder height and people keep hitting it when the bus goes round a turn. - Crappy Designs
Source: imgur

14. The text doesn’t line up with the lights

The text doesn’t line up with the lights - Crappy Designs
Source: radiusmcfly

15. They ain’t wrong

16. This city carpet has a bush on the stree

This city carpet has a bush on the street - Crappy Designs
Source: Zenix_mkIV

17. This menu is not really worn out. It’s purposely like this.

This menu is not really worn out. It's purposely like this. - Crappy Designs
Source: Dexley

18. This remote has separate ON and OFF buttons, that are hard to see (Bang & Olufsen TV in a hotel)

This remote has separate ON and OFF buttons, that are hard to see (Bang & Olufsen TV in a hotel) - Crappy Designs
Source: cryptogeezuzz

19. What time is it? It’s F ME time.

20. When you have to explain your hand sink is not a urinal

When you have to explain your hand sink is not a urinal - Crappy Designs
Source: VindoViper

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