The results were extremely varied, and according to Gimini, actually worked as a psychological test of sorts.
“I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Some did get close, some actually nailed it perfectly, but most ended up drawing something that was pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle,” Gimini wrote. “Little I knew [sic] this is actually a test that psychologists use to demonstrate how our brain sometimes tricks us into thinking we know something even though we don’t.”
Gimini recreated a number of the sketches he received from participants in realistic 3-D renderings for a project he has titled “Velocipedia.”
Too funny! Why we need engineers.
A friend of mine likes to say that the bicycle is the last machine that the average human is capable of understanding: Nope!