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Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up!

Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up!

Circuses. Most of us have been to circuses where tamed animals are trained to perform for the amusement of spectators. In general, the less the performing animals act as they normally would, the more we are entertained. Dancing bears in tutus. Seals balancing balls on...
Doing The Laundry

Doing The Laundry

We were asked to survey users of stacked washer-dryer units to learn about their likes and dislikes. We agreed, but only if we began with some site visits so we could observe how people used them in their homes. Stacked washer/dryer combos are designed to save space....
What Do You See at the Airport?

What Do You See at the Airport?

Every day, nearly four million people fly on airplanes. Think of the complexity of what’s involved. Websites are searched, travel agencies are contacted, calendars checked, phone calls made, messages sent, relatives consulted, and so on. A massive worldwide system of...