An Object Dayna Loves, An Object Dayna Hates

I HATE the ceiling fan in my room.

There are three chains hanging from the ceiling fan. The mapping allows me to assume, with some certainty, that the chains will directly affect the ceiling fan in some way. The variation in the baubles that hang off the ends of the chains are the only attempt the designer made towards good visibility. The physical constraints are clear; each chain can be pulled along one path, and can only be pulled to a certain distance. It also seems as though a hierarchical organization might have been employed, since the chain with the largest bauble is for turning the light on and off, which is likely to be the chain used most often, and therefore the most important, but there is still too much guesswork.

I had to pull each chain to figure out what it did, and even still, I’m not entirely sure. Immediate consequence is not always possible when it comes to a spinning fan, so there should be some sort of status indication of the current speed, as well as the other speed options.

Ease of use is negatively afforded due to the fact that the short chains hang from above and are just high enough that I have to stretch to reach them. The chains are inconvenient, so instead of using them as intended, I hang mobiles off them; an improper use which is afforded due to the nature of the chains.

The only thing I like about this this ceiling fan is the satisfying audible feedback when a chain is pulled.

I LOVE my Destination carry-on bag.

My purple carry-on bag is the perfect size. It is compact, therefore easy to carry with me on various modes of transportation. The design affords many ways to customize the bag, and has simple mapping with its direct control-effect relations. It is clear as to what pieces can be removed or adjusted, and there are both physical and psychological constraints, due to the variety of materials used for attachment (zippers, snaps, clips, velcro). The only problem with the ability to remove pieces from the bag, is the possible consequence of losing them, hence the missing velcro divider.

The fact that there are two flaps, one on each side of the bag, affords extremely easyaccess to everything in it. No digging required.

The only problem I have with the two flaps is that they are the same size and shape, so I can only tell if I’m opening the right side after I’ve opened it. This is poor visibility.

I have used this bag multiple times. I’ve never felt the need to use it in any way that was not intended, and I have always been able to fit in everything I could possibly want, for any length of plane ride.

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