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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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comment The coding monkey dilemma
@PariyaKashfi I've always argued that an organization hasn't fully succeeded with UX integration until they've gotten rid of their UX team. :) By that I mean that UX really should be something everyone is involved with--not just a particular team. I know it's an idealistic way to look at it, of course. The reality is that yes, you typically need a UX team to advocate for it.
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comment Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?
@theotherone I think that's true of most professions. It's not so much what you know, but how well you sell it.
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comment How to Extend Mobile Web App to Tablet Size
This is too broad of a question. There are many specific ways, but it's all dependent on context: what the app is, how it's built, who it's for, etc.
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comment What is a sans-serif font that still clearly differentiates similar characters like: l 1, i etc
Look through some fonts designed specifically for writing code.
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comment The coding monkey dilemma
I agree with this. To take it a step further, I'd say the issue is over specialization. In orgs that hires 100% specialists, and 0% generalists, you really end up with a bunch of assembly line monkeys.
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comment The coding monkey dilemma
@Okavango I think what causes these problems is having completely separate roles and responsibilities. UX should be a collaborative role. It's UX, it's Business, it's Dev.
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comment The coding monkey dilemma
@PariyaKashfi that is very true. Alas, it's still the correct solution. Often working in a large company is a constant game of catch-22 :)