I recently got an email from a reader asking if I notice non-software related design mistakes…. Of course I do!  I strongly believe that once you start thinking about the world from a user centered view you see it in your everyday life.   I drive my wife crazy with suggestions about how the can-opener, highway system, restaurant entry ways, and the diaper genie could all be better. 


A couple of interesting resources I have found for this:

The Design of Everyday Things

This Is Broken

A Timeless Way of Building


I am sure there are 100s of others, what are your favorites?