Cellphone Water Damage Is A Design Flaw

Dan Lockton’s Architectures of Control in Design has a neat riff on our Save A Wet Cellphone post.

Dan says, “As a designer, I would much prefer to look at the problem as “How can we improve the sealing of phones so that water ingress is no longer a major problem?” than “How can we design something to cover our backs and shift all the blame onto the user for our design fault?”

He adds, “Good designers may fix problems, but great designers prevent problems.”

Unfortunately, none of the latter seem to be in the employ of cellphone manufacturers.