Mind Mapping & Creative Thinking

Contempory Designs



A scrapbook of illustrated examples by Michael J. Darnell of things that are hard to use because they are badly designed. Objects are listed under the following categories: Things that don’t work the way you expect. Things that are hard to see. Things that don’t work well together. Things that get in your way. Things that are hard to handle. Things that are hard to remember. Things that don’t fit you. Things with ergonomic designs. There are also sections on Signs, Names and Labels, Displays and Controls.


Philippe Starck


Philippe Starck is on of the best-known contemporary designers in the world. He has not only received public acclaim for his amazing building interior designs but has also proved to be an accomplished architect and product designer. This website produced by Andrew Davis allows you to examine the variety of projects that Starck has been involved in from the mid sixties to 1991.

Trevor Baylis

Trevor is an amazing man who has produced a huge range of products and supports young designers as well. Famous for his clockwork projects, Trevor has shown the world what good sustainable design…………….



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