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Door handle on automatic doors - why?

I was traveling by train, and I came across the board toilet in the picture below: Unlike other board toilets I encountered so far, this one had an automatic door. At least this is what I suspected ...
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Smart door locks better UX?

There are many companies now producing 'smart' locks that allow you to open and close your front door lock, from anywhere in the world. The main feature seems to be the door recognising you when you'...
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Why do most doors have a knob or handle that must be turned to open the door?

There're many doors that don't have a handle or knob that needs to be twisted to open them. These are usually in public buildings. You either push or pull to open the door. Why do other doors have ...
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Why do car doors have an almost-closed state?

In every car I've ever seen, if you don't close the door with sufficient force, the door gets into a weird semi-closed state. This state is invisible, which is why cars have various indicators and ...
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Why do trunks for cars typically open upwards?

The other day I saw a car where the trunk's door opened sideways like the other car doors, instead of upwards like they usually do. That got me thinking; why does the door for a car's trunk usually ...
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Why don't toilet doors also latch and change their status when closed? [closed]

On aeroplanes when the passenger closes the toilet door it keeps the door closed and changes the status to occupied in a separate (or sometimes the same) action as closing the door. I am wondering if ...
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Which way do the Metro North doors open?

Does the arrow mean that the door will open at the right (moving left), or that the door will move right as it opens (opening at the left)? And of course the real question: how would you improve this ...
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Why do we say that door knobs afford twisting?

So many basic discussions of affordances begin with the example of door knobs affording twisting. It seems to be the second example used in Norman's 1988 definition, even. However a symmetric round ...
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Why do revolving doors rotate counterclockwise?

In all my life I have never seen a clockwise revolving door. How did counterclockwise become standard?
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Different levels of user experience in public transport system stop information

On my infrequent trips overseas I have taken some interest in the public transport systems and how they announce or display the stops, in particular for high volume metro systems. In Australia and US ...
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“Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?

We've seen keys being replaced by key cards, new LCD TVs, WiFi and LAN in each room but the one thing that doesn't seem to have changed is the "Do Not Disturb" tag that can be hung on the doorknob ...