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The Ingenuity of Unintended Uses

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An article by Stéphane

Published on 22 January 2008

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No matter how hard we try to create designs for certain uses, people will always utilize them in their own way. These unintended uses can be strange, even brilliant. In the end, you have to tip your hat to the ingenuity.

To welcome 2008, the B&A Staff digs into our collective experience to tell a few stories of misappropriation of both the real (things you can buy) and ephemeral (ideas and thoughts) that we misuse for our own devices.

I love the way people use things in unintended ways and all of a sudden it makes sense.


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