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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

Of course you can ask people, and of course you can put up a sign, but this is a UX question, not a lifestyle/etiquette question. In an interaction design we wouldn't be happy putting up signs, or ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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Why Instagram doesn't allow hyperlinks?

On Instagram, posting clickable links on comments are not enabled, The move was taken to crack down on people excessively using self-promotional links in the comments to the extent of spammng.. ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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Alternate to hashtag or tagging a post?

Unless you manage to create a new way of accomplishing this that materially improves some aspect of tagging and searching user generated content, I would advise you not to try and reinvent the wheel. ...
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Best approach for users to post content under categories

Emulate Stack Exchange as much as possible Stack Exchange shares most of the design challenges that you are faced with and there solution has already been tested by millions of users. That doesn't ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

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 ...
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Trying to design an appropriate UI for holding 4,000 plus records

4000 items (whether species or inventory) is not a lot. Your users are domain experts (or should be) and you ought to be able to allow users to filter / sort their way to find the item they're ...
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Why Slack/Discord/Other messengers places menu for message at the right side?

Two main reasons: The overflow menu is not a primary action, so putting it first on the row isn't appropriate. It's full of secondary actions, so tucking it away on the right side is standard ...
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Are breadcrumbs still in?

As with so many things in UX, the answer is "it depends." I just concluded some user testing on a very complex site for a large gloabal enterprise. We tested it with twelve participants representative ...
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What sort of algorithm does Dribbble use for their popular shots page?

Even without knowing the exact algorithm, you can probably observe a few factors that come into the equation: Views: one way of defining popularity is the number of views that the shot has received, ...
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Mobile chat app send button: on keyboard or interface?

The expected behaviour depends on the user itself. Some may expect new line to send the message immediately, some would like to use it as line break. The question is - does the default keyboard on ...
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Showing socially shared content to users who are not logged in

Since the signup process is extremely simple, you can first grant non-users of the app access to a part of information that was shared with them and then add a sign/up or login screen before they can ...
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Why Slack/Discord/Other messengers places menu for message at the right side?

There are several reasons for this. UX reasons As you mention, everyone does this. It's not an accident, it's a proven design pattern that works time and time again. Remember, these companies have ...
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Best interface or method to show hierarchy

How can I reduce complexity to navigation and posting content? In a website, tags are navigational meta data to help users find similar content. Their value in that context is only as good as the ...
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How to avoid creepiness when suggesting profile edits in a social network?

Ideally, you should not be collecting the information of the people who have not given their consent for your service. These invites should be a one time use of the information, and not tie them to ...
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Is it proper to use "Connect With Us" in this case?

I believe that the best approach would be to see the title of the section from the users perspective. For example, instead of "follow us" to "Get quality content" or "Get... (whatever good you share ...
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How should I handle pending follow requests when the profile privacy level changes?

I'd recommend the Instagram Method. A public profile means all are welcome to follow. Taking a profile public means everyone is automatically approved to follow if they wish. If a user has pending ...
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How should I handle pending follow requests when the profile privacy level changes?

Both behaviors are fine, and they work within each service's strategies. However, from an UX perspective, normally users hate not being in control, especially when systems performs things ...
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Autosuggestion in post creation

One option to consider is how Facebook monitors free text input to suggest tagging friends. (Image taken from an article on snaphow.com) This would also address your need to adjust capitalization, ...
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Alternate to hashtag or tagging a post?

Natural Language Processing comes to mind. I read this primer article on Medium. Hope it is useful. https://medium.com/@mattkiser/getting-started-with-natural-language-processing-54c7c90170e0
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Mobile chat app send button: on keyboard or interface?

The answer might depend on context or expected behaviour of the field, e.g return for new line, as mentioned by @hd. I don't think you can call it convention. I believe that button on interface is ...
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Displaying post and file likes

The "like" hierarchy could be reconsidered to avoid some conflicts (for example: if the user "likes" the post does that imply "liking" the picture?). These are two suggestions: Treat all "likable" ...
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Designing a website that encourages an increase in social media Likes/Followers

One way to encourage people to follow your social media is to have contents that fit your user groups. Content strategy is always heart of social media. Most of people would follow BuzzFeed on ...
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What are the most efficient user interactions needed on a community forum?

If you think of a scenario where the forum is business critical, then it will hard to consolidate the essentials elements for the forum. If you compare graphic design forum (GDF - a good forum for ...
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