Push or Pull

I hate doors that have the sign that says push or pull, if the door requires a sign then the door should either a) open both ways b) have a handle that only allows for it to be opened the certain way (i.e. the bar for push and a handle for pull). Half of the time I do not notice the sign and perform the incorrect action or the sign is facing the other way and I read it backwards and again perform the incorrect action to open the door. That is my random thought for now.


One Response to Push or Pull

  1. With you on this one. It’s called an “affordance” – the percieved and actual uses of something. Handle = “pull”, whether it is right or not.

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