Ask for Angela
'Ask for Angela' is a safety initiative found in some bars and clubs in the UK. In places that are part of the scheme, you can ask for Angela at the bar and a member of staff will discreetly help you – whether that's putting you in a taxi, asking somebody who's threatening you to leave, or something else.
While it's sad that this is necessary in the first place, I think it's a great piece of design in that it's memorable, easy to explain, and is intended to do some good.
Cloudflare's 'Under Attack?' button
Cloudflare offers a range of services for running online services. I really like how their homepage has a prominent 'Under Attack?' button. Not only does it make it easy to find for visitors whose services are under attack, it's also a nice bit of subtle branding, by making it clear to everyone who visits their homepage that Cloudflare is somebody who can help stop cyberattacks.
Renault Zoe's engine on/off button
Zoe is an electric vehicle made by Renault. Being electric, it doesn't have an engine. But it does have a button that says "engine start/stop".
This is most likely a cost saving where Renault has repurposed the start/stop button from their other, non-electric cars, but it feels a bit careless and detracts from the experience.
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