Puzzle No2 - Disorganised Drawers
Here at Design for Need we love problem solving. Can you solve this week's puzzle - Disorganised Drawers?
13th September 2017 - Design for Need, Puzzle
By Matt McClumpha
Hello and welcome back to our puzzle segment. I hope last week's puzzle wasn't too difficult, this one is slightly easier. This week you’re creating an awesome prototype of your idea, however you forgot which drawer the super glue is kept in (which is essential for all prototypes). Can you find which of the drawers it is in without opening any?
Hint 1 - You know that the correct drawer is one with the same colour below it. This should narrow down your choices.
Hint 2 - The colour of the drawer to the left, right and above are not important to the puzzle. What is important, is that the correct drawer has drawers to the left, right and above it.
Hint 3 - Using hint one and two you should be able to find the correct box by process of elimination.
As you can see from the solution, only four drawers are the same colour as the drawers below it. Of those four drawers, only one has drawers to the left, right and above it. Through process of elimination, you can get to the correct answer. Process of elimination is a fantastic tool which can be used in design work as well, through testing different prototypes you can select the best solution possible.
When I’m not designing our latest innovation or working on our website, I occasionally like to write blogs. Whether it be about our project work abroad, designing for international development or even a selection of intriguing puzzles for you to solve.