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A pool float that looks way too much like a maxi pad

A pool float that looks like a maxi pad is why having a diverse focus group is crucial



Author Jillian David tweeted a photo of the float with the caption "Focus group. This could have been avoided with 1 focus group (of women)."

Surely Aquaria, the company behind the float, didn't intentionally design their "Pasadena Pool Float" to look like a sanitary napkin. But unfortunately for them it doesn't really matter what they had in mind because the resemblance is undeniable.

Who knows, maybe the maxi pad float will become a huge hit. Bringing it to a pool party is one way to guarantee no one steals your float when you get out of the water. Whether or not you're willing to pay over $80.00 for it is another question all together.

More importantly, there’s a lesson all companies can learn from this story; any and all designs should be run by a diverse group of people before going into production.

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