I saw the picture with the shoes earlier in the week and initially had a feeling that this photo might be somehow relevant to UX design. However, as I’ve thought about it, the line of shoes is really just a low-tech version of the “take a number” machines encountered at delis and shops. And yet the picture has retained a bit of a hold on me–I keep feeling like there is a UI take away (almost certainly in the what not to do category, of course). So I’ll continue to ponder.
Meanwhile Garrick Van Buren sent along this with the perfectly apt “I like to think of it as a modern day Design of Everyday Things.” [Ironically, the controls for navigating this site are difficult to discover; I initially thought it was a site that showed a single image at a time.]