Why doesn’t this marker cap fit?


Bad Designs – Why doesn't this marker cap fit?

This is a fascinating website, full of examples of things that are designed poorly. Many of them are designed poorly because they don't include error proofing as a core principle, such as with this example. Good learnings for lean thinkers on this website.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

1 Comment
  1. Anonymous says

    My kids have those markers. Beyond putting the cap back on, when you use the markers the same problem prevents the kids from easily getting the cap on the other end to store during use.

    Caps lost…even worse, I find them on the floor with my bare feet.


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