My first boat had a wheel that faced aft
. You stood in front of the wheel, and reached behind you to turn the wheel. It was easy to remember how to work it. Basically it's a combination of a wheel being opposite to a tiller, but since the wheel is behind you and facing aft, it's the opposite of a wheel to... in a way.
Non-sailors would regularly mistake the stern of my double-ender for the "front of the boat." Especially with that wheel sticking out of the stern...