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Instruct Having something like this doormat outside your front door will 'permission prime' your guests on your expectations about shoe removal. Reinforce Having your shoes on a shoe-rack on the inside of your flat will further reinforce your expectation.


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It is not uncommon to take your shoes off in Europe (at least in the UK and Belgium where I've lived). However, just sticking up a sign might be seen as rude / impersonal. If all else fails it's best just to ask people to take their shoes off. Assuming that your place is clean their shouldn't be any objections (unless they've got hole in their socks). As ...


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Of course you can ask people, and of course you can put up a sign, but this is a UX question, not a . In an interaction design we wouldn't be happy putting up signs, or telling people how to behave: we want an environment that makes the desired behaviour automatic. I can't think of any any way to force this absolutely, but I think we can get pretty close: ...


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Start with subtle clues, slowly becoming more direct. As is commonly advised to writers; show, don't tell. People like making decisions on their own, but they also generally want to make others feel good. And especially in new environments and situations, we mimic. It's all about gradually going from subliminal cues to explicitly stating the intended ...


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Short Answer: They never intersect, as described, at a single "hail mary" point. They are different elements of the same process and should coexist together as part of that process. In the cases where one may be dependent on the other, the most ideal situation is that Information Architecture would guide the Software Architecture. Long Answer: When you ...


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Why not just ask your guests to take off their shoes as they come in? Unlike a sign, it can't be interpreted as being pushy. At least in my experience, I've never felt that someone asking me to take off my shoes is being uptight, and I've never seen or heard of someone being annoyed by being asked to take off their shoes. I don't think I would pick up the ...


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Here in the UK many expect shoes to come off at the door and visitors will ask if they should remove them. We change from shoes to slippers as soon as we get home. We have an area in our entrance with a Bench so everyone can sit and easily remove shoes. I have found that it's best to be open and keep things simple. If people don't ask them we just say that ...


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As I can't comment, I had to answer as a solution. As a French, I would also suggest to just tell people right away if you don't see them taking their shoes off as some people can miss cues, as Alex has suggested. And you can be pretty blunt about it. While Pharap is right that you can be more engaging, you can also be very direct with French people (1) ...


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Set a white, clean blanket in the floor, and leave your shoes (a couple pairs) just before stepping on it as a demonstration. This should make your visitors worry about stepping on such a clean surface and imagine the solution. Anyway, be ready to handle cases of people that will not understand without getting upset.


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Experience Design is an emerging discipline that draws from many other disciplines including cognitive and perceptual psychology, architecture and environmental design, product design, interaction design, information design, service design, hazard analysis, linguistics, haptics, ethnography, and more. Perhaps more than other forms of design, [experience ...


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From a Medium article written by someone with experience in both fields titled User experience design vs. architecture: Architectural design is basically user experience design on a physical and spatial level, where space is just another medium and buildings and structures are the interfaces and frameworks that users can interact with. A building ...


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Service Design seems to be the preferred term these days. Service design is a form of conceptual design which involves the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service in order to improve its quality and the interaction between service provider and customers. The purpose of service design ...


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I'd give a try of placing a shoe cabinet straight against the door (of the hallway size allows that, of course) so that you'd have to pass by its side on entrance. In this case, the shoe cabinet would act as a barrier on the entry and would naturally remind of itself by stopping the natural pathway course.


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My home is a shoe-free zone as well. Our family uses a shoe rack and our guests typically leave their shoes in a pile next to whatever shoes we used that day. Whenever we'll having groups of people over we tell them in advance, "...oh and by the way we're a shoe-free home just so you're not thrown off we when you see the big pile of shoes by the door".


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Using a detective screen: I have to agree with @Tohster, particularly when it comes to the detective concept. So, rather than attempting to encapsulate your work process into "detective" board (form) try to focus more on a visualisation method that is more likely to achieve your end goals. Having being confronted with the same issue, I have learned that ...


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What you are describing sound very much like storyboarding which is a technique used in UX (and also in lots of other design disciplines like making Pixar movies) for mapping out flows, relationships and user experiences. It can be done with post it notes, photographers, pen, paper or professional software. Here is an example presentation on how to use ...


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Could you use an initial prompt when you choose to create the document, and split that dialog in two sections - those that are available in this location and those that aren't? But still give them feedback / info about how they can create the documents they want. Something like this perhaps? download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...


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A user should be able to create a document anywhere in your system. Declaring its type is totally fine, as is it auto-filing the document. Assuming that to be true, after the user picks the type and saves the document, show a temporary notification in the UI acknowledging the system saved the document with a link to where it filed location. Another thing ...



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