Interaction Design

Push Me/ Pull Me

Overview
PMPM is an Arduino-powered sonar device that makes unintuitive doors intuitive by declaring whether someone approaching it should push or pull. It's intended to be a guerilla movement against the pervasive installation of beautiful, yet unintuitive door handles. It's also DIY—build your own from the Instructables page and tag a door in your life that frustrates you.
Collaborators
Voice Michael Kenney
Jingting He
Opportunity

Sacrificing Function for Beauty

Norman doors—doors that don't clearly express whether they should be pushed or pulled—are everywhere. They interrupt the flow of tasks and can lead to embarrassment.
Goal

Facetiously Critique ND's

Make a DIY product that facetiously solves this problem, which plagues beautiful, yet unintuitive door design. Make them functional again at the cost of their beauty.
How it works

Make one at home. Tag a door with it.

Push me/ Pull me uses a toggle switch as an input and a sonar sensor in the middle which triggers a voice recording that informs the approaching user to pull or push as they come within 120 cms of the door.

DIY

Individuals can find the Instructable online and make their own at home, carry it with them, and then when they encounter a door that frustrates them tag it with a Push me/ Pull me.

DIY

Individuals can find the Instructable online and make their
own at home, carry it with them, and then when they encounter a door that frustrates them tag it with a Push me/ Pull me.
Process
Process