Contruction (sic)

by | Thursday, December 04, 2008

Check out this page of examples of bad design. Some of these look too crazy to be true – but who knows… stranger things have happened.

Interestingly enough the title of the page is “Award winning contructions!” I wonder if that is deliberate.

Site worth sharing with my students in 817 and 917.

Topics related to this post: Creativity | Design | Engineering | Fun | Good | Bad Design | Teaching | Technology

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