Left Right Wrong

Investigating the default to design for right-handed people

An investigation into right-hand-centric design, exploring the relationship between form and function of objects designed for use with different hands.

Three sets of everyday objects designed for use by left handed people, right handed people, and by nobody at all.

A notebook bound on the right hand side is often more comfortable for a left-handed writer. A notebook bound on both sides isn’t comfortable for anyone.

The direction of the numbers on a ruler for a leftist run from right to left, so the hand isn’t blocking the view of the ruler. The numbers are jumbled on a ruler that functions for nobody.

The cards are marked in the top right corner in left-handed decks as it is easier to identify the cards when fanned out in their right hand. A deck of card with unmarked corners is really difficult for anyone to use.