Push Me/ Pull Me
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.
Voice Michael Kenney
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.
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.
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.
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.