The conservative German newspaper FAZ published an article today, of which I think it may be of interest here: Auf der Suche nach der besten Windel aller Zeiten
It is about the Pampers design center in Schwalbach, Germany. The center works with 2,000 German parents and provides them with free nappies for their children (often prototypes). In exchange, the parents have to keep a diary on nappy usage and fill questionnaires on performance. They also bring their children into the center (which is designed very kid friendly, not like a normal research facility), where the designers can study the wear of their new designs (and competitors products) in action.
The ultimate goal for the designers is a nappy which is not different to normal underwear.
Which leads to the one question: If underwear-style nappies would become the standard, would that be the end to DL's? Because if there is no difference anymore, would people miss anything or develop a special affection?