It’s true. So many things we do in life are automatic. We walk down the street, we drive a car, and we use a computer. We don’t even have to think about it. We just do it. It seems easier to do everything we do on autopilot than to consider the consequences.
The bad news for those of you not up to speed on all things indoor, but who happen to be doing any walking, driving, or using your computer (or any of the other things that are automatic) is that your footfalls can end up making weird noises. And that’s what happened to one woman who walked up to her neighbor’s house and said, “I think I hear a noise.” And the neighbor’s husband said, “You think you hear a noise? That’s impossible.
I don’t know if its the sudden noise that was heard, but she said she heard it at a pretty regular pace all the time. So she decided to take action and report it to the police.
The noise was definitely not the neighbors dog getting in the neighbors house, so she took to Facebook. Not only did she alert the police, but she also got some very interesting responses from the neighborhood. One neighbor wrote: “Its you sound of your feet. Thats it.” Her husband said: “Hey, its not like I can walk around here with no shoes on. I’m going to take some safety steps.
So if that’s what you hear a lot of the time, then it’s pretty normal to assume you’re a footstep-factory. That’s about all you need to know about outdoor steps. They are basically the same thing as indoor steps but they aren’t exactly covered in paint, so you can’t see them. They just sound like a small footstep.
Well, not only are steps the same, they are also the same for every person walking on them. They are the same for people walking up and down as they are for people walking on them. They are the same for you as they are for everyone else. They are also the same shape as they are for everyone else. So if you have a small child and they try to climb a step, they will eventually climb it.
Now that we’ve talked about steps, let’s talk about how to design outdoor steps. The idea is to have natural steps that people can easily climb. So that means steps with no railing that people can barely get to, and steps that are almost vertical.
This is why when people see steps they like, they assume there is something wrong with them. Even though no one actually used to climb them, the assumption is that the step is weird. If you see a step that is not natural, you can always say, “Well, it just wasn’t meant to be.
The thing about outdoor steps is that they are not always natural. In fact, one of the reasons they are hard to climb is that they are often made up of a series of steps with slanted angles that people have to get up over. Because of this, many people assume they are weird, and that the reason they are hard for people to climb is because they are unnatural. But it is not true. The reason the steps are hard is because they are not natural.
One of the ways that the steps are hard is because we don’t use natural elements of our surroundings. Most outdoor spaces are designed with a single natural element of the environment and it is that element that makes the space work. A stairway is one of these natural elements. It is a natural feature of the environment. It is not a feature of the environment that makes stairs hard.