When i first saw the samsung galaxy fold i was immediately reminded of the homer simpson car. After herb decides that homer an average american is the perfect person to design his companys new car he gives him free rein to design it.
Powell motors ceo herb powell believed the company needed to create the type of car americans really want not the kind we.
Homer car design. Brother where are thou all clips are the property. Season 2 episode 15. When homer simpsons brother gave him the opportunity to design the ultimate user friendly car of the future he packed every possible feature into his design.
Homer single handily creates the most unbelievable sedan while simultaneously destroys herbs car manufacturing business. It will be a homer car. All of this is great feedback from a user.
Donut holder optional muzzles for kids and a horn that plays la cucaracha. Homer often struggles to find his car when he parks in a large parking lot. Homer simpson once designed a spectacularly bad car.
When herbs design team ignores homers outlandish suggestions herb encourages homer to take command of the project and incorporate his own ideas in the final design. I show this clip to all of my human computer interaction and user centered design classes because its a great way to show people the perils of letting users design your products. Homer wants a car that is pretty quick because he wants to feel alive every now and then in his suburban dad life.
Homer is asked to design a car for the company run by his long lost brother and fails so spectacularly he drives him out of business. Understanding the problems homer faces and understanding his life is a great way to inform design. The homer also known as the car built for homer was an infamous concept car that yielded disastrous financial results for the company that produced it powell motors.