40 Out Of The Box Designs Created For Everyday Problems

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Designers should always question whether their creations genuinely solve problems and if the end-users, the customers, will appreciate their work. While great design is often immediately recognizable, it’s not always easy to identify opportunities for significant improvement. In some cases, we may not even be aware of the everyday challenges that need solving.

Some designers fully unleash their creativity to enhance and simplify the lives of those around them. Our team has compiled a collection of remarkable examples showcasing ingenious solutions to common problems. These instances highlight the potential for high-quality design to elevate our daily experiences. Everyone deserves to live in a world where exceptional design is the standard, and settling for anything less should not be the norm. Take a look below for a preview of what this world could look like.

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#1 The Local Nursing Home Is An Indoor Town. There’s A Movie Theater And Pub

Image source: ParzivalsQuest

Chriss21: This should be the norm. Indoor towns, with pubs, bowling alleys, mini golf, cinemas… Not all seniors enjoy knitting and watching tv ALL DAY LONG!

#2 The Ingredients Section On This Toothpaste Tube Explains Where Each Ingredient Comes From And What It Does

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Kzincat: I love this idea.

#3 These Meat Labels React To Ammonia, A By-Product Of Meat Spoilage. Once It Turns Completely Blue, The Barcode Can No Longer Be Scanned

Image source: Palifaith

Jack Burton: So if it’s light blue it’s ok ? I will thing too much about it and just look for plain white barcode…

#4 These Have Been Popping Up All Around My Town

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Jack Burton: Squirells are like ok dude i will take the cereal box !

#5 In Singapore, Senior Citizens And People With Disabilities Can Tap A Card To Get Extra Time Crossing The Street

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#6 I Ordered Some Sample Colors For My New Blinds, And They Sent Me An Actual Tiny Little Blinds

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Mashmelo: As a teen with no interest in home design whatsoever I want that

#7 These Small Tents In A Store, To See What They Would Look Like In Full-Size

Image source: FiremanMorales

LakotaWolf (she/her): Nonsense, we all know that these tents are for cats and/or small dogs! XD

#8 This Airplane Seat Has A Step To Help Short People Reach The Overhead Locker

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#9 There Is A Free “Period Pack” At My School For Girls Who Are Unprepared For Their Periods

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Mohsie Supposie: This should be EVERYWHERE!!

#10 This Local Shop Gives Old Vegetables For Free So You Can Feed Your Pets

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Pernille.: Thank you Germany, that is such a good idea.

#11 Miniature Traffic Playground In Copenhagen Where Kids Learn To Bike In Traffic

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#12 My Local Park Has A Wheelchair Accessible Swing

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#13 Projected Markings In Oulu, Finland, When Snow Covers The Ones Painted On The Street

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#14 This Shirt Has Buttons On The Inside That Prevents Gaps In The Shirt

Image source: kalimoo

Jack Burton: Button nightmare !

#15 I Found Band-Aids For Different Skin Tones At Target

Image source: Frings_Chicken_House

Julie Schulz: I never thought of band-aids as being colored for white people. Probably because they have never matched my skin color and I don’t much care if they do or not. It’s just a band-aid. However, if having different colored ones makes people happy then I am glad they are making them. Personally, I’d rather have the ones with cool designs like cars, dinosaurs, etc. :)

#16 This Airport Has A Bathroom For Service Animals

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#17 The Way These Trays At My University Fit On The Table

Image source: Benutzernamer635

Jack Burton: Sometimes tiny little details can really improve your day

#18 Toothbrush With Replaceable Bristles So You Don’t Have To Keep Buying A New Handle

Image source: simple_gay

Mohsie Supposie: … as long as the bristle part doesn’t keep coming off in your mouth while brushing!

#19 Mall Restroom In Tokyo Has A Holder To Put Your Baby In While You Use The Stall

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StumblingThroughLife (edited): The Japanese should get regular awards for how innovative they are… (although they might already do?)

#20 My Local Library Has Cake Pans Available To Check Out

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#21 I Found The Best Ever Pencils. After Using Them, You Can Plant The Pencil’s Green Bottom In The Soil And Then A Sapling Will Grow

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#22 My Local Library Has “Binge Boxes” In The Film Section

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#23 This Pump Bottle Is Designed For You To Get As Much Out Of It As Possible

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#24 These Shopping Carts Have A Compartment For Pets

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#25 These Lines Painted On The Wall So You Can See You’re In The Spot

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa): And homeboy on the right still couldn’t nail it.

#26 My Oven Shows The Time That You Started Cooking In Case You Didn’t Set A Timer

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Jill Rhodry: Time you put food in or time you turned oven on to start warming up – very different times with very different outcomes!

#27 This Papaya Has An “Eating Color” Sticker To Let You Know When It’s Ripe

Image source: Papi_Queso

Jack Burton: What a smart idea ! Also don”t forget to call it Fruta Bomba if you are in Cuba… Cause Papaya for Cuban mean something else… ^^

#28 This Shirt Has A Microfiber Lens Cloth Sewn Into It

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HI, I’M A SHOUTY MAN: I need this! Who genuinely carries a glasses cleaning cloth with them at all times? I don’t

#29 It Can Be So Easy To Make People’s Lives Easier

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#30 The Golf Balls At The Mini Golf On This Pier Are Biodegradable And Fall Into The Sea At The 18th Hole

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#31 My Local Playground Has A Communication Board So Kids Can Interact And Play If They Are Deaf Or Can’t Speak The Language

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Ace: Somewhere in Ireland (from the language).

#32 My Town Has A Bike Pump Permanently Installed Next To The Bike Lock-Up Area

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#33 My Sink Sprayer Has A Tough Spot Remover. It Shoots A High-Pressure Stream Down The Middle That Is Surprisingly Powerful, But A Cone Of Water Around It Blocks All The Splashes

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Jack Burton: Mini Kärcher !

#34 In Case You Don’t Feel Like Taking The Elevator, The Technical University In Munich Has A Slide On The 4th Floor

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Jack Burton: I’ve seen this picture so much times ! But i still want to try the slide ^^

#35 The Middle Snap On My Baby’s Onesie Is A Different Color To Help Align The Buttons

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Jason: It’s like a USB cord otherwise. Takes 4 tries to get it right.

#36 This Airport In Cleveland, Ohio, Has A Station Where You Can Learn CPR For Free

Image source: OrangeJuicestice

Jack Burton: Awesome ! Waiting time at the airport is so boring, what a smart idea !

#37 Cool Bike Repair Equipment On A Bike Path

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#38 These Glowing Door Handle Stickers In Case The Power Goes Out When You’re In The Bathroom

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#39 The Local Supermarket Has Its Own “Farm” Where They Grow Different Types Of Salads And Other Vegetables

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#40 This Allows You To Turn The Water On From The Outside So It Can Heat Up Without Splashing You With Cold Water

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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