Tech companies are growing and becoming more creative and innovative with their product designs. Unfortunately, some tech companies get a few simple things wrong that could easily be corrected. These tiny mistakes actually affect the overall use of the product. Some mistakes are more substantial and could be considered serious product defects. Other smaller mistakes are less significant in the overall design of a product and are just plain annoying.
Computers – Function Keys, Power Button, and Annoying Cracks

Computers typically run more efficiently than most other technological devices because they have such advanced technology and precise electronic capabilities. One of the biggest “mistakes” that computer designers make has to do with the function keys at the top of the keyboard. When you push “function” and “F9,” your computer will automatically shut down. It’s likely that you won’t accidentally push both of these buttons simultaneously, so this probably isn’t a huge issue. However, if you are working with the function keys and have it set so they work automatically, this can be a dangerous mistake. Now we know why we were always told to save every five minutes when working on an important project.  

 

 

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Some computers, desktops and laptops alike, have the power button located on a flat horizontal surface. This is more of an annoyance, but the power button placement can be an issue with pets. Cats in particular like to lie on laptop keyboards or walk around on top of desktop towers. If the power button is not covered or is very easy to get to, animals can easily turn the computer on or off.

Something MacBooks got wrong is in the very outside edges of the top and bottom pieces of the laptop. The top edge has little raised areas to provide separation between the two sections when the laptop is closed. This is a helpful addition to the computer’s design, but after repeated opening and closing, the raised areas often result in cracking the bottom piece’s outer edge. Again, this is not a huge issue in terms of usability or overall product function, but it is definitely an annoyance and hindrance in the overall design of the product.

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Ilan Nass is the head of marketing at Fueled, the leading iPhone app builder in New York City, renowned for its award winning mobile design and strategy. – See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/03/30/you-had-one-job-simple-things-tech-companies-got-wrong.aspx#sthash.lrrqZKYd.dpuf
Ilan Nass is the head of marketing at Fueled, the leading iPhone app builder in New York City, renowned for its award winning mobile design and strategy. – See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/03/30/you-had-one-job-simple-things-tech-companies-got-wrong.aspx#sthash.4SgsCk7s.dpuf
Ilan Nass is the head of marketing at Fueled, the leading iPhone app builder in New York City, renowned for its award winning mobile design and strategy. – See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/03/30/you-had-one-job-simple-things-tech-companies-got-wrong.aspx#sthash.4SgsCk7s.dpuf
Ilan Nass is the head of marketing at Fueled, the leading iPhone app builder in New York City, renowned for its award winning mobile design and strategy. – See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/03/30/you-had-one-job-simple-things-tech-companies-got-wrong.aspx#sthash.4SgsCk7s.dpuf
Ilan Nass is the head of marketing at Fueled, the leading iPhone app builder in New York City, renowned for its award winning mobile design and strategy. – See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/03/30/you-had-one-job-simple-things-tech-companies-got-wrong.aspx#sthash.4SgsCk7s.dpuf

Ilan Nass is the head of marketing at Fueled, the leading iPhone app builder in New York City, renowned for its award winning mobile design and strategy.

 

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