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Why are Aids for Daily Living so Ugly?

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Why are Aids for Daily Living so Ugly?

Designers are taught to create objects with intent. The best designs integrate useful solutions and well thought out material choices, forms and proportions. They should be user friendly as well as attractive. If you are going to buy a new chair, you would like that chair to be solid, comfortable and good looking too. So what's up with all the drab aids for daily living? But unfortunately, some products fall through the cracks, and aids for daily living seem to be a category that is particularly neglected on the aesthetics front. So why are aids for daily living so ugly? A...

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