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Questions tagged [safety]

The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.

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Metro station stop design to prevent people from commiting suicide

How to design a metro train stop that would prevent people from endangering themselves by accessing the rails when a metro arrives (perhaps by implementing the design of special doors or elevators ...
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Why are tactile ground surface indicators potential slip hazards?

For those who are not familiar with the technical sounding term for something that you see in normal everyday life in the city, tactile pavings, also known as tactile ground surface indicators (TGSI) ...
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Car safety assist dropping speed automatically

Would this be considered good UX if the car in safety assist mode would drop the speed automatically to adjust with the car in front instead of informing the driver of getting too close? This is ...
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Has any auto manufacturer tried to justify touchscreens, or commented on their safety?

I read this review and realized it’s not just most UX designers who think touch screens in cars are a bad idea (they are skewered pretty bad here): https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/09/range-rover-...
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Is there evidence that shows stairs with open risers are less safe than those with risers

I know code allows open risers but I am trying to find more definitive information on safe design. As usual, opinion and anecdote is easy to find but I haven't seen a more academic/scientific look at, ...
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Appropriate use of and child-proof alternatives to screwed-down battery covers

On lots of electronic devices with replaceable batteries, the battery cover is secured by a screw. I understand that it may be necessary to protect against child access to the battery bay, but using ...
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Sharing link to software installer

When sharing a link to a software installer what is the preferred UX pattern, to share a link to a download page or a direct link to the downloadable executable? Using GIMP as an example... GIMP ...
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Why do folding stepladders have “not-a-step” steps?

Stepladders are typically labelled with a warning sticker that says: ⚠️ Danger: Do not stand on top step or, sometimes on the second-from-the-top step: ⚠️ Do not stand on or above this rung or ...
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Handle users who go against websites terms

I'm unsure which stack community to post on, but I felt this was the most appropriate. I have a report user function on my website. If a user is reported, they are given a warning and then a ban if ...
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What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?

In this roundabout design, arrows(?) point against the flow of traffic (traffic flows along on the right side of the road). You can particularly see it in the second image. They indicate that you ...
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Usability and effectiveness of using a safety net to create a secure experience for the user

While going through the tutorial for Optimal Sort I saw this interesting message: Microsoft OneNote and Google Docs don't have save options, but Google Docs prompt users when changes are saved. It ...
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How far do we go to protect users?

Based on this question. While I loved reading the sassy replies about caves and leopards, the larger debate seems to be whether or not we assume the user is irresponsible and I wonder, as a user ...
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Why AMBULANCE is written as ECNALUBMA on emergency vehicles?

Why is AMBULANCE sometimes mirror written on emergency vehicles ?