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answered “Typocaptcha” - an alternative to CAPTCHA?
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comment “Typocaptcha” - an alternative to CAPTCHA?
The UX answer to "is there a better CAPTCHA?" is "it doesn't matter, there are better solutions to the problems CAPTCHAs are usually designed to solve.
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answered Background music in app
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comment Is there an Industry-Standard UX Design Lifecycle, or Formal UX Design Step-by-Step Instructions?
There is no industry standard step-by-step UX process.
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
@rewobs I think that's true on narrow stairs, as is shown in the photo. Narrow, steep stairs were common prior to more universal building codes. Perhaps the nosing is a carry-over from the old days of poor stair designs. :)
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reviewed Approve Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
That's what I'm commenting on. People don't place their toe against the riser on most stairs. The exception would be extremely steep stairs with narrow treads.
May
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comment Is there a minimum viable number of personas you could use?
One can be a viable minimum if your product has a narrow target demographic.
May
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
Note that what is comfortable isn't a hard-number. It's an inverse ratio between riser and tread. The shorter the riser, the deeper the tread needs to be. gardengatemagazine.com/64stepchart
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
The problem with these diagrams is that people don't tend to walk up stairs with their toes hitting the riser. In fact, they tend not to use their heels on the steps much at all (going up).
May
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
I'm not convinced that the reason is to prevent tripping going DOWN the stairs. It's plausible, but it's certainly not a universal design especially when we talk about masonry stairs. Note that ADA does allow for stairs sans nosing. It's just that if it does have a nosing, it needs to meet some specifications: ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAstandards.htm (see section 504.5)
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
+1 for research and pointing out the visual aspects as well as the physical benefits mainly for shallow stairs. Many of the habits of architecture stem from purely aesthetic habits.
May
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
Note that you can only increase the space for stepping in one direction (up) as the downward 'space' is exactly the same (for every inch you add to the nosing of the tread below, lose one to the tread above. Also note that most people do not go up steps with their heels, so this isn't necessarily a huge advantage.
May
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comment Why do stairs have overhangs?
The problem with this theory is that plenty of stairs are built without nosings...namely most any public building with concrete or marble steps.
May
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answered Why do stairs have overhangs?
May
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comment CE Machinery Standards for UI/Hard Buttons
Unfortunately, I don't know that this is really a UX question. I think you need to find someone well versed in these particular regulations.
May
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comment Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so?
I always argue that we shouldn't open links in new windows, but if we must, I typically use the arrow icon--even on text links.
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comment CE Machinery Standards for UI/Hard Buttons
I'm certainly no expert on CE regulations, but I don't see anything that indicates there's a UI component to CE certification. It appears mainly to be a hardware/manufacturing process issue.