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Hard to open

(picture of door handle) Here is a door to a gourmet coffee shop in a designer hotel in New York City. The door is made of solid glass and is very heavy. The top half of the door is clear glass. The bottom half is frosted glass. The handle is in the middle of the door. This makes it very difficult to pull the door open because you can't get any leverage.

Design suggestion

Normal doors have handles placed on the side of the door. This gives the person opening the door superior leverage.

Placing the handle in the middle of the door was most likely done because a designer thought it was aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, the design fails in usability.

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