Often we take it for granted, but mistake-proofing is all around us.
- 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.
- Some things are mistake-proofed to make the product work properly, to make it easier to use or easier to put together.
Mistake-proofing does not necessarily require extensive engineering efforts each time a problem is being tackled.
- A simple idea can be a great way to mistake-proof a problem.