People Interact

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

Monthly Archives: October 2018

Bathroom Blogfest 2018 Wrap Up

Toilet Paper CartoonFrom communal bathroom sinks to bathroom (kangaroo) pouches, we hope you enjoyed reading Bathroom Blogfest 2018 as much as we enjoyed writing it.

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Update 11/20/18: a good friend and blog follower just shared this article with us (thanks Barbara!) “Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Toilet Signs Try to Help“. It was a very interesting read. What do you think about these toilet signs? Have you seen similar ones? Also, did you know that World Toilet Day is November 19?

Bathroom Blogfest: Communal Bathroom Sink

I’ve been seeing more and more bathrooms with communal sinks. I like it; it speeds up the bathroom line since you’re not taking up the toilet when you’re washing your hands and also once you wash your hands, you don’t have to worry about touching the (maybe not so clean) door handle. What do you think?




Bathroom Blogfest: The Pouch

On a recent trip, I noticed this inside an airport bathroom stall. Most likely inspired by our kangaroo friends in Australia, The Pouch is “clean and secure storage” while you’re using the bathroom. Comes in handy for small items like your wallet, phone, etc.


Bathroom Blogfest: Dryer and Sink In One

During a recent visit to Philly, I was in the National Constitution Center and noticed a blue signage label on the sink in the bathroom while I was washing my hands. It says “Place hands below to dry. Wait for air to activate.” Turns out it’s a dryer and sink in one. Wash and dry your hands in one place, although I found it initially confusing. Has anyone else seen this or something similar?


Bathroom Blogfest 2018

It’s Bathroom Blogfest 2018!

What is Bathroom Blogfest?

bathroom toiletThroughout the week, we’ll talk about the user experience of bathrooms. That’s right, bathrooms. We all use ’em. Some are your usual bathrooms, some are cool, and some are just downright confusing. This is our 8th year participating in Bathroom Blogfest. Please share your bathroom stories with us.

“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.”

Read all Bathroom Blogfest posts.