Averages or adjustments?

It can be easy to try to design something to fit “the average person”. But do you want to? Or more importantly, is it even possible?

In many cases, an average may not exist. If you’re with a group of people where 50% are Christian and 50% are atheist, it’s not useful to say “the average person in this room sort of believes in God” — none of the people in the room fit that description.

The average pilot

Back in the 1950’s, the U.S. Air Force tried to design a cockpit to fit the average pilot’s body. After measuring 4,000…

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Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.