I woke up this morning to my Bonus Back-Up Alarm. That almost never happens. It’s so rare, that I’ve considered foregoing the Bonus Back-Up Alarm, except then I have mornings like this one.
One reason I have a Bonus Back-Up Alarm is the design flaw that exists in many alarm clocks. When my Primary Alarm sounds, the way to stop it is to turn off the alarm entirely
. So the control is actually not just “Stop sounding the alarm today
,” but “Stop sounding the alarm forever
.” If I want the alarm to wake me up tomorrow, I have to push the slider back to the “On” position. Mostly this works fine, but apparently when I’m groggy (e.g. at 5:00 a.m.), it’s possible that the slider doesn’t make it all the way. So I believe
I’ve reset it, but I have not.
Shouldn’t a designer minimize possible user-error on a device that’s meant
to be operated by someone who just woke up?
The fact that I think about such things probably reveals way too much about me. Current Mood: thoughtful