Author Archives: Dianne Pinder



Dianne Pinder

Tops of pill bottles, which say "Push Down & Turn".
in Making Things Usable, Posts

Helpings Hands, Literally

Open Sesame! If only getting things to open were as easy as calling out a magical phrase. For many people, it is a daily challenge to open jars and prescription bottles. Even worse are the overly packaged products sealed in hard plastic to make them both easier to display and...

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03 Dec 2014
Paint By Numbers
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Paint By Numbers

Picking paint colours is difficult.  Very difficult.  You have to think about what it will look like with your furniture, with the amount of light in the room, and at different times of the day.  A wrong selection is an expensive and time-consuming error. Whoever thought of the system to...

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26 Sep 2014
Harmonious Teamwork
in Life Outside Work, Posts

Harmonious Teamwork

Musicians are a happy bunch and they work effectively together as a team.  When my daughter went to military boot camp as a reservist, her whole course was composed of musicians.  Their ultimate job was to perform in the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill. But, as in every military trade,...

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19 Sep 2014
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