How much design thought is needed to make the common pop-up toaster easier to use? An article by industrial designer Ayushi Suri gives us the answer in step by step detail. If you’ve ever wondered how designers go about their projects, this article shows the amount of work and detailed thinking that’s required. In this case Suri had a look at other designs for inspiration. They included fast trains! At the end of the article are pictures of an attractive prototype. I particularly liked the dial for selecting the level of browning. This kind of design is good for people with reduced dexterity and grip strength. It meets most of the 7 Principles of Universal Design – simple and intuitive to use, perceptible information, low physical effort and tolerance for error.