Llyod Alter, the design editor at Treehugger, considers whether the Dyson hand dryer is “the world’s worst design object.” No, Xlerator has Dyson beat on noise.
Universal design aims to design spaces and things for everyone to use. So why aren’t public spaces designed to let everyone hear and be heard?
Obesity recognized as a disability rights issue, is hearing loss next? Restaurant owners are learning that accommodations must be made to make dining out enjoyable for all guests.
Ford designs noise-proof kennels for noise-hating dogs. That’s a nice gesture, but it’s obviously an expensive—and unattainable—piece of kit. Instead, we can help all dogs by demanding quiet fireworks.
San Francisco’s BART has been made quieter. Dr. Daniel Fink says it’s proof that if there’s the will to make subways quieter, there’s a way to get it done.
Suspicion confirmed: drones are “a noisy nuisance,” says the majority of submissions made to an inquiry formed to address complaints arising during a drone delivery trial. Let’s hope they aren’t coming soon to your neighborhood.