Believe it or not, I don’t really have anything negative to say about this elevator panel, just that it’s rather overwhelming the first time you see it. But I’ve seen it many times, so it no longer phases me. There are two panels because the elevator has two doors, one on each side — there are two apartments on each floor and the elevator opens directly into each apartment’s foyer — so while there are a hell of a lot of buttons, they’re actually mapped to the real world (always a good thing).
First you swipe your fob over the black box at the top of the right panel to “unlock” your apartment and then you press your button. The Lobby (L button) is always unlocked, as are the SPA and USPA buttons (USPA stands for Upper Spa), all on the left panel. In the other elevator, the panels are flipped.
Can you think of a better way for these buttons to be laid out? Post your sketches here!
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