Poka Yoke is a Lean Concept that helps us to Design Products and Services that Prevent Errors and Defects. Many Poka Yoke Examples Below

What a Coffee Cup Taught Me About Poka Yoke and Human Errors

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One can learn a lot about Poka Yoke and Human Errors. This is a story about what a coffee cup taught me about how poor design in our products and systems invite human error. Many years ago, I had to travel to Dublin every few months for work. I had team members there and part […]

Poka Yoke Example: Prevent Error Through Embarrassment and Humiliation

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Poka Yoke Subway Sign Examples – Can Humiliation be enough to prevent human errors? There are numerous methods of preventing error or preventing defects. We discuss several of those in my series on Poka Yoke Examples. But, rarely, do we see an example of Poka Yoke where humiliation and embarassment was the primary method of […]

No Skateboarding Sign: A Poka Yoke Approach

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We know that a Poka-Yoke approach is a much more effective approach to preventing mistakes and errors. But, sometimes, we see the approach of providing a “do not” sign only, which by itself, is not effective. But, coupled with a process or system that prevents the human from making mistakes or the error from being […]

Carnival Cruise Reviews: Toilet Poka Yoke


My family and I recently returned from a vacation. We went on a cruise – our first one. And, our experience was great. I highly recommend going on a cruise – much more affordable than Disneyland, that’s for sure. There are other benefits too, but what I want to highlight today is an ingenious Poka-Yoke […]