Daily Design Curation #5 —Fly in urinals

Bharat Apat
2 min readJul 17, 2019


This is simply a designer taking notes on medium and making them public. Like athletes train, dancers practice and priests pray, as a designer, I curate information for creatives. You can expect a diverse set of ideas and art forms from this series.

#13 Polezsky — Smiling Hunter

My Comments: Abstract and experimental. Can pick up some scenes for colour inspiration! It has a similar experience to psychedelic art, mostly because of it’s editing.

#14 Swiss Type Chinese Posters

My Comments: A fantastic collection of posters. Classic swiss typography style with Chinese scripts, great colours and compositions. This is a good resource for colours and graphic treatment.

#14 Fly In Urinals — Aiming To Reduce Cleaning Cost

‘Guys are simple-minded and love to play with their urine stream, so you put something in the toilet bowl and they’ll aim at that,’ says Reichardt. ‘It could be anything. I’ve seen a golf flag, a bee, a little tree. It just happens that at Schiphol it’s a fly.’

They drew a fly in urinals in Schiphol airport. It reduced spillage by 80% leading to a saving of 8% of the total budget for cleaning public toilets.

My Comments: No doubt a brilliant idea, a nudge solution! What I am really interested in is how this idea was thought of. This is a simple design but not a simple design process, and it’s not luck that they got this idea, they must be extreme lateral thinkers! I guess corporates understand the value of generating lateral ideas. In 2019, we have definitely cracked the ‘User Experience is important’ idea, when will we talk about lateral thinking?

Thanks for your time.
I am curating things for myself and making it public, just in case you find it helpful. My plan is to make a habit of curating and creating.

For Curation: Bharat’s 365
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See you tomorrow!



Bharat Apat

Writes for creators on UX and Lifestyle Design