i hate norman doors

April 27, 2012

Tony, a UX designer here at work, introduced me to the concept of Norman Doors.

Norman Doors suck.

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11 Responses to “i hate norman doors”

  1. Steve Says:

    So, why do Norman Doors suck?

  2. Steve Says:

    Sorry, video did not come up at first. I didn’t realize you had gone blind.

  3. BM Says:

    I guess in Normandy its like Monty Python all day.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I hear there a lot of Normans there in Utah

  5. roan Says:

    Some comments above well worth the chuckle.
    Another blog person posted about the glass door on a display of pastries…with a ‘pull’ handle…she did and the glass shattered. All the goodies had to be tossed due to glass shards. And all she wanted was a fritter. Turns out that this wasn’t the first time for this display door to be broken, the replacement door had only slide indentation panels without the ‘pull’ handles.

  6. kanyonkris Says:

    Best Actor in a film less than 10 seconds: dug

    We have Norman Doors at my office too. Thanks for giving me a name for them. Someone wrote “PULL” in marker on the glass, but it got erased. And it took just long enough to mentally decide “is that backward?” that it didn’t work so well. Glass doors that don’t swing both ways should be required to have a push plate.

  7. kanyonkris Says:

    Whenever I do what you did in the video, this Far Side comes to mind:

  8. bob Says:

    I kinda hate UX designers…..

  9. maxpower1912 Says:

    Those would actually confuse me going the other way. A vertical handle indicates “pull” and a horizontal “push”. When you start messing with that, I have problems.

  10. Tyler Says:

    Did Norman work for ContentWatch?


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