surface matters: tactile audio + lighting exhibition by eun hee jo - designboom | architecture & design magazine
Imagine a washing machine looking like this. I'm guessing that long bar above the clock serves as a timer for wash cycles. Washing machines could get confusing and having simple settings like quick wash and everyday pre-sets could be useful. It reduces the need to turn nobs and push buttons for certain loads of clothes. My washing machine has many buttons and nobs that I have to switch for different loads so something like this would make me like washing machines a lot more.