People Interact

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

Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bathroom Blogfest 2015 Wrap-Up

Toilet Paper CartoonFrom bathroom mazes to high tech toilets, we hope you enjoyed reading Bathroom Blogfest 2015 as much as we enjoyed writing it.

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Bathroom Blogfest 2015: Cleansing Toilets

cleansing toiletHave you ever seen or used cleansing toilets? This particular one has front cleansing, two modes for rear cleansing, pressure, and positions. How would this affect a person’s bathroom experience? It can depend on the person’s mental model of how a bathroom works.

Read more about fancy high-tech toilets.

Bathroom Blogfest 2015: Soap Dispenser

soap dispenser with trayCame across this soap dispenser in a bathroom in Boston. This automatic soap dispenser has a tray underneath to catch soap.

Bathroom Blogfest 2015: Bathroom Maze

bathroom mazeThis is a bathroom in a train station. It’s a maze. How can you tell when a stall becomes available? How do you navigate through this bathroom maze, especially with rolling luggage? Luckily, I traveled light; only had a backpack.

Bathroom Blogfest 2015: What’s Your Bathroom Story?

I bumped into a colleague at the Special Libraries Association conference a few months ago and immediately, she asked me “Did you see the bathrooms here?”

What’s your bathroom story?

bathroom toiletIt’s Bathroom Blogfest. Throughout the week, we’ll talk about the user experience of bathrooms. That’s right, bathrooms. This is our 5th year participating in Bathroom Blogfest. Please share your bathroom stories.


“During the annual Bathroom Blogfest, bloggers from around the globe write about the importance of bathrooms in the customer experience. Their posts come from a wide range of perspectives that include sociology, marketing, research, psychology, environmental, customer experience, and user-experience design.”