People Interact

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

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bathroom Blogfest 2017 Wrap Up

Toilet Paper CartoonFrom eco-restrooms and composting toilets to bathrooms fit for the president, we hope you enjoyed reading Bathroom Blogfest 2017 as much as we enjoyed writing it.

As we wrap up this year’s bathroom blogfest, it’s time for NYC to step up re: public restrooms. Check out a recent Time Out New York article on public restroom availability in cities (from retractable toilets in Amsterdam to self-cleaning toilets in Paris to high-tech toilets in Tokyo).

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Bathroom Blogfest 2017: Bathroom Use Instructions

Saw this sign in a bathroom recently. A picture is a worth a thousand words. How to use the bathroom.

bathroom-sign

Bathroom Blogfest 2017: Bathrooms Fit for the President

Visited the Fraunces Tavern Museum recently and came across bathrooms fit for the President – George Washington and Martha Washington.

Bathroom Blogfest 2017: Large Bathroom Stall and Flush By Foot

Walked into this bathroom stall and was surprised at the size of the stall, it was very long. Noticed the metal foot pedal but didn’t think much of it until I had to flush. I looked around and quickly realized that the foot pedal is for flushing. I find flushing by foot to be more accessible.

Bathroom Blogfest 2017: Eco-Restrooms and Composting Toilets

Spent the day at the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden recently and came across these eco-restrooms/composting toilets.

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  • A standard flushing toilet uses 99% more water than a toilet that uses foam.
  • Waste gets flushed to the composting tank.
  • Fungi, bacteria, and small invertebrates eat poop–what’s left is good to use on soil.