Mistake-Proofing (Poka Yoke) in Everyday Life
Although we often take it for granted, mistake-proofing is all
Things we use everyday have been mistake-proofed.
While many products or processes are mistake-proofed for safety
reasons, safety is not always the reason to mistake-proof.
things are mistake-proofed to make the product work properly, to
make it easier to use or to put together.
does not require extensive engineering efforts each time a problem
is being tackled.
Sometimes, mistake-proofing means action
will be initiated automatically as part of the process itself;
sometimes we will get a signal alerting us to take action.