The Next Frontier in Experience Design: Housework!

Ok. Imagine this design challenge: Make cleaning your house a stellar design experience.

UK designer Dyson has in creating the next generation of cyborg-like vacuum cleaners. Even the website is a stellar example in experience design with flash animations, games, high-tech graphics, a slick interface and even downloadable wallpaper celebrating the newest creation: The Ball.

Of course, you know that you have truly hit the big time when your commercials are lampooned on Saturday Night Live.

(The SNL version depicted the tall, reserved English designer demonstrating the powerful engineering of the Dyson toilet.)

For some of the best writing on experience design, check out ID Fuel, especially Domic Muren's recent post Design is: Experience.

To see the worst examples, visit Mark Hurst's This is Broken, a site where people submit photos and stories of products, signage and customer experience stranger than fiction.