Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Usability of Shampoo bottles.

Very simple designs but highly usable. The first shampoo bottle shows a pump that can be screwed and fixed. This helps when you are traveling and carrying it. Also accidental you don't pump the shampoo out.

The second bottle shows a cap that is at the bottom of the bottle. Or you can say the bottle is supposed to be kept upside down. This helps the thick shampoo to slide down and be available immediately once you open the cap.

The third bottle is a mouth freshener with a integrated cup. Isn't that can know how much you are using.

But the usability of such small shampoo sachet is still in question. You tend to use this while you are in bathroom and try to tear it off. But you have slippery hands and you cant. Can there be better design to break this sachet with wet hands.


  1. Sameer - excellent collection of posts on usability. I am curious to know about how developed the usability sector is India. Are there any major industry focussed magazines that you culs point me to?


  2. Shampoo sachet design-usability
    Sameer- if the sachet is provided with a locking would be very usable and also the if the sachets are transparent,the suers would know upfront how much shampoo is left inside,etc.The sachet can be easily unlocked by pulling the top edges apart and can be locked after use.With the current design there's a possibility of unused shampoo seeping out and going waste.Therefore, if the sachet has the locking facility built into it we can avoid the wastage too.

    Prabhakar Shastry