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From the Ted Talk by Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happy

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Or this — this is a really neat teapot I found at high tea at The Four Seasons Hotel in _______. It's a Ronnefeldt tilting teapot. That's kind of what the teapot looks like but the way you use it is you lay it on its back, and you put tea in, and then you fill it with _____. The water then _____ over the tea. And the tea is _______ in this _____ to the right — the tea is to the right of this line. There's a little ledge inside, so the tea is sitting there and the water is filling it up like that. And when the tea is ready, or almost ready, you tilt it. And that means the tea is partially covered while it _________ the brewing. And when it's finished, you put it __________, and now the tea is — you remember — above this line and the water only comes to here — and so it keeps the tea out. On top of that, it ____________, which is what emotion does.

Solution

  1. communicates
  2. water
  3. vertically
  4. chicago
  5. seeps
  6. completes
  7. stuff
  8. sitting

Original Text

Or this — this is a really neat teapot I found at high tea at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. It's a Ronnefeldt tilting teapot. That's kind of what the teapot looks like but the way you use it is you lay it on its back, and you put tea in, and then you fill it with water. The water then seeps over the tea. And the tea is sitting in this stuff to the right — the tea is to the right of this line. There's a little ledge inside, so the tea is sitting there and the water is filling it up like that. And when the tea is ready, or almost ready, you tilt it. And that means the tea is partially covered while it completes the brewing. And when it's finished, you put it vertically, and now the tea is — you remember — above this line and the water only comes to here — and so it keeps the tea out. On top of that, it communicates, which is what emotion does.

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Important Words

  1. brewing
  2. chicago
  3. communicates
  4. completes
  5. covered
  6. emotion
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  11. hotel
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  15. line
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  18. partially
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  22. ronnefeldt
  23. seasons
  24. seeps
  25. sitting
  26. stuff
  27. tea
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  29. tilt
  30. tilting
  31. top
  32. vertically
  33. water