People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Everyday Usability: Outlets


I was in a meeting recently and noticed that the outlets in the room are high up on the wall, near the ceiling. I would guess since the outlets are so high up, they’re not really usable or being used. I can’t seem to figure out why the outlets would be placed so high on the wall. Thoughts?

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One response to “Everyday Usability: Outlets

  1. B. E. Berger December 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Bizarre. A child-proofing strategy? A way to control costs or abuse because using requires building maintenance staff with ladders to access? Or just a plain error?

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