I'm working in a website that will sells tours. Each tour has a physical intensity. We have a slider bar that represents that intensity. It goes from green - yellow - red. The current text that appear when you mouse hover a ? icon says "Green represents a laid back tour, red active and between is a perfect blend of both." How can I improve the above text?
While simplistic; would Activity level or Physical activity level not suffice?
The colors will become self explanatory at that point and the amount of mental processing by the user is minimal. It is certainly mundane in its approach; however my guess would be that the use of the slider would be conveyed both accurately and quickly.
Go green for chilled, red for thrilled. In-between is less extreme.
Obviously the intent here is to make it short, snappy and catchy via the two rhymes. That second slightly cheesy almost-but-not-quite rhyme could be endearing in a way.
This makes it more memorable not just in the context of meaning of the slider, but perhaps also after leaving the site.
As always - try it out with some people and see what they think.