A news dump, about taking a dump: The Stool Stool

Alex Blasdel, writing in The Guardian, waxes eloquent about methods old and new: “Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo— Are you sitting comfortably? Many people are not – and they insist that the way we’ve been going to the toilet is all wrong.” Blasdel describes in depth the commercial rise of […]

Exploring the Confusion Matrix for Auto Bidet Seat Icons (study)

When it comes to designing icons for the operation of household equipment, care must be taken to avoid misunderstandings. “If the right button is pushed, the desired function will be performed. If the wrong button is pushed, an unexpected function will be performed. It might cause the user’s body or mental state of unwell even […]

Toilet paper papers – a partial resumé

Following on from our recent note regarding ‘A Time/Cost Assessment of Toilet-Paper Folding, Worldwide’ may we also recommend a non-exhaustive selection of other toilet paper papers which may be perused at your convenience :- ● A System for Identifying Toilet User by Characteristics of Paper Roll Rotation ● Objective Hand Measurement of Toilet Paper ● […]

“Japanese toilet industry agrees to standardize complex bidet controls”

User interface issues are not glamorous — but they do matter. Many irksome problems linger for years or decades. Sam Byford reports, in The Verge, on a cleansing case: Japanese toilet industry agrees to standardize complex bidet controls The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, a consortium of companies producing plumbing products including Toto, Panasonic, and […]