I am interested in how the designs of bathrooms and the demographics of their users relates to unsanitary conditions.

It is often considered improper to discuss bathrooms and the infrastructure that supports them. I think that this norm causes us to avoid important discussions, contributing to reduced discussion of bathroom facilities, a lack of exploration of alternative methods for toileting, and homogeneity in bathroom design.

While we need more empirical research on the design of toilets, it may be even more important that we simply open a general dialogue on bathroom activities.