Nobody gets surprised by jerk designs anymore. Those are everywhere, from face creams to cereal boxes, and the long time favorite offender—bags of chips, which are known for their conspiracy to sell air, ‘cause why wouldn't they throw just a tiny bit more inside?!
But believe it or not, the internet’s got a fair share of evidence that the very opposite of jerk design exists. In fact, there’s a whole subreddit dedicated to examples of “design that benefits the user at the expense of the company.”
You heard it right, sometimes brands and companies can truly come up with solutions that show they do care about the people who use them. And no, there's no irony there! So scroll down to see the best of anti-jerk designs spotted by eagle-eyed people who just had to share them online.
To find out more about the subreddit community that collects and shares examples of good design, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator Dale. He explained that the subreddit was first created as an offshoot of another subreddit with a similar name.
“It was created for the purpose of celebrating the effort made by companies and organizations that are directly for the benefit of the consumer. Particularly those efforts that may be at their expense.” Meanwhile, the sub has grown fairly strictly along these lines ever since. Dale also said that the community members celebrate good design and environmentally friendly decisions made by these groups.
“This may include things like the ability to turn off ads for free on free apps. Or, articles or videos that include the answer to questions before the content (such as in the title) as a kind of anti-clickbait. Our sub icon Adam Neely is a YouTuber and a great example of this.”
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The community currently has over 160k members that make up “a diverse crowd with a common goal to celebrate and spread the news of good companies and organizations with consumer-friendly practices. It has been gaining traction and the subreddit has been growing steadily since its inception,” the moderator added.
Dale believes that companies these days are moving further in two opposite directions. “Some companies are becoming more ethical, caring and thoughtful towards their consumers, doing what is right and being rewarded through the growing mindset of being an ethical consumer.”
However, “There are also companies that are prioritizing fast profit over everything else and, as a result, will be gracing the front page of our sister subreddit.” “I think more and more, as time goes on, companies need to be mindful of which side they will choose when it comes to developing their brand,” he added.
This Toilet Paper Roll Contains A Mini Paper Roll To Carry With You, Instead Of An Hollow Carbord Roll!
Save The Turtles
Dale believes that communities such as their subreddit are vital to spread the word and shed light on these virtuous business practices. “Being nice is its own reward. However, if subreddits like ours can help boost these companies, then all the better.”
The moderator added that companies should be rewarded for ethical and kind decisions. “There does not need to be a financial loss for kindness. Money spent on good design can pay dividends in this brave new global economy.”
This Bottle That Is Designed To Use All The Liquid On It
My Local Shopping Centre Has A Special Time Where The Entire Building Is Autism Friendly
Designs that we see on the top shelves at supermarkets or on the top line in our internet browser have changed beyond recognition in the past decades. Previously, they all served a lone purpose to sell, whatever it took. From bright colors to deceptive packaging, nothing used to be off limits.
But millennials are now driving brands to practice socially responsible and user-friendly design. Not only are they less likely to spend their hard-earned money on things they don’t really need to compare with previous generations, they also expect much more from the brand than the thing they’re buying.
This Rite-Aid Has A Magnifier So You Can Read The Labels On The Medicine
China’s Largest E-Commerce Company Uses Its Boxes As Flyers For Missing Persons
Clothes Company Puts Options For Multiple Owners On Childrens Coats
Bought A Box Of Screws - It Came With The Bit Needed To Put Them In
It turns out that millennials prefer to do business with brands that have prosocial messages, ethical standards, and sustainable methods. Not only do they expect companies to be transparent in their manufacturing processes, they also deeply care about them being socially responsible.
This is partly because, in the past decade, the things we consume, buy, and wear have become silent messages we give out to people. Every brand label may speak volumes, and millennials are not risking putting on a jacket just because it’s cold outside when they know very well that it’s produced in sweat shops in third-world countries.
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This Alarm Which Saved Me A Frantic Call To My Boss Tomorrow
My New Sheets Have Tags On Each Side That Either Says “Side” Or “Top Or Bottom”
Consider that typical millennials and the following generations are much less susceptible to “traditional” marketing techniques, such as the television commercial and the billboard. It’s because their hectic lifestyles have taught them to value their time and choose wisely where to eat, what to wear, and how to spend their evening.
Moreover, surrounded by a capitalist boom in early childhood, millennials grew immune to obtrusive marketing, which is mainly self-interested. These days, they expect brands to be open and communicative about how they operate in the world and to seek incremental and positive social change.
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This Metal Slide Is Water Cooled So It Doesn't Burn Kids In The Summer
The key term is “corporate social responsibility,” which, according to Forbes, embodies 4 major qualities that millennials look for in companies these days. First, they want companies to be actively invested in the betterment of society and the solution of social problems. Second, they want companies that prioritize “making an impact” on the world around them.
Third, they want companies to be open and honest about their efforts—and to be public about their pro-social initiatives. And lastly, millennials want companies to involve their customers in their good works. An opportunity to give back to people is something inherently millennial, and shows how every effort from the brand’s point of view really matters.
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This School Has A Large Periodic Table On The Wall With Things Where Each Element Is Used
My Bike Seat Is Also A Bike Pump
The Way These Sardines Are Packaged With Transparent Lid
To sum it up, the bare minimum of a user-friendly package that doesn’t promise what it cannot give is no longer enough. As generations are changing, marketing trends are shifting simultaneously. The brands who’ll be the first to adapt will likely take the biggest piece of the new consumer loyalty cake.