Usually non-interactive text on in UI used to guide the user as to what information is needed or presented.

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What is the best way to deal with very long form labels?

I have very long labels in some forms, including forms in modal windows. There are some cases we have labels with more than 80 chars, which is bad because: Users need to read/track all the labels to ...
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multilanguage labelling

I am currently working on an app which will be used in a several latin languages. Does anyone know any resources or best practices for label text usage in such apps? Thank you
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Verbiage and Icons for Delete vs Remove

In the application I'm working on, we have two forms of getting rid of an item. Delete: Permanently deleting an item from the system. Once removed, the data is gone. Remove: Removing a linked item ...
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Best position and labels for buttons on an order creation page

I have a "create order" interface which already includes several buttons. Please have a look at the screenshot below: ![enter image description here][1] My Question: I need to add a new button ...
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Best User friendly button label for “canceling the getting information request”

I have a form which populates automatically by getting information from server, and by the time its polling the information. I am showing a loader. But a user can anytime Cancel the polling request. ...
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“New” vs. “Create”

For buttons that initiate some content creation interaction, which label is better: "New X" or "Create X"? Are there specific uses that in which one is better than the other?
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How to clearly state to the User what characters are valid

I'm trying to determine the best way to inform the User that an input accepts certain special characters. Alphanumerics are simple enough, but I feel like I'm losing clarity when I get to characters ...
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How do I display an 'all' option to users in a multi-select box?

I have a combo box that lets user choose airlines. Below is the (draft) snapshot. I want to keep an icon infront of it (right now I have a tick mark which has to be replaced with an appropriate ...
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How do I label a busy light and a start button given limited space?

The device on the photo below is used to upload data to various kinds of flash memories (the details are not important). There is a LED underneath the box labeled "RUN" which lights up whenever an ...
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Best way to label picker with multiple components?

I have a 3-component iOS picker where the user picks the section, row, and seat of a venue. What is considered the best practice for labeling the components? I also don't want a valid default ...
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Should column labels for numbers be aligned right?

In a grid structure, I understand you should right-align numbers in the cells. Should you also right-align the headers for these columns?
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labelling button in before checkout process

I read that each label, especially in ecommerce websites, indicates what users have to do in the next steps, so, terms like continue or something like that, must be avoided. I'm working on a site to ...
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What is a classy, effective way to label a kitchen sink's disposal switch?

It bothers me that in-sink food waste disposals usually have an on-off switch that looks identical to a light switch and is often within a set of light switches sharing a single wall plate. How could ...
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How to avoid a label that includes the word “Other”

I am working on the information architecture of an e-commerce content management system. The target users have diverse levels of knowledge of web technologies, which means I have to avoid a software ...
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Including “and” or “&” in labels

I am working on the labels of a webshop content management system. For some of the labels, I feel the need to have more than one word to make it concise, even though I know this is not nice because ...
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Labels in a zoomable interface

I am working on a zoomable Sankey diagram hoping to be able to display small and big elements at the same time and I con not decide if labels should zoom or keep constant size. Firstly the whole ...
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How to represent medium difficulty? (fitness)

We have several video fitness programs with difficulties related to the intensity of the workouts. When categorizing them by difficulty "Easy" and "Hard" are clearly communicated by these terms but ...
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Changing label of HTML checkbox based on its state

Consider these HTML checkboxes: A member of our design team has proposed that we change the functionality of our checkboxes from yes-no questions to descriptive phrases. For example, as you see in ...
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Forms: side-by-side or vertical for label and text-input?

Is there consensus about whether side-by-side or vertical alignment is preferred? For example, which of these two form fields provides a better user experience?:
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Alternatives to “Oldest” for Sorting Order

I have a sort menu option labeled "Sort By Date." When that option is selected, two buttons appear for controlling the sort order. For the button text, can anyone suggest alternatives to Newest to ...
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IOS resizing labels

So I'm wondering how best to solve this problem. I want to display a 'list' of elements in my app. Right now this is what it looks like - That looks really bad, and I'm not sure how to make it so ...
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Paper form: best practices for fonts and more precisely to help to identify labels from values? [closed]

So I need to transform a web form into a pdf to be sent as an attachment. Technically it is fine, but I need some help about best practices for the appearance of the printable document. I generate ...
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I have a link that lets the user add, delete, modify elements. What should I call this link?

I have this link that opens a modal popup where the user can add, modify and delete elements. This link was formerly called "Add/Modify/Delete element". This label is used repeatedly through my ...
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Is a “Remember Me” definition really necessary?

On many websites, when you log in, it gives you the option to "Remember Me". Next to that, on some websites, it shows what "Remember Me" means. Why would it have to explain what "Remember Me" is? ...
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Is it a good idea to use letters as column labels?

I ask myself, is it better for users to use a generic grid with letters as column labels instead of numbers ? Excel, OpenOffice and Google Spreadsheet do it by default but I'm often confuse. I have ...
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Username or email address fields

I am maintaining the server implementation of a website. The site allows usernames and email address as username. This is how the login screen looks where the user is asked to select if the user is ...
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Is there better wording for a tree relationships than sibling/child?

I am working on an application that has a number of hierarchical datagrids. There is a need to specify the relationship, for instance, when you are adding an element to that hierarchy. Currently we ...
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Label for collecting information on last day(time) of tobacco usage

I have a form where, among other things, we ask the user to enter the last time (date) they used tobacco. Currently the label for this is "Tobacco" with a date picker to select the date. I feel that ...
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Label align location for input box [duplicate]

I have form with long input list and corresponding labels for them. Labels inserted in left, because form has a lot of input elements and right side is reserved for errors info. So I have only option ...
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Singular or Plural Label for HTML Table or List

I have a grid that will contain 0, 1 or several email addresses. I would like to know what the best practice is for labeling this. Should the header read Phone Number Phone Numbers Phone ...
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Should Preferences Be Phrased Positively or Negatively?

Say I have a preference that determines whether or not something is visible within an app. Because there are two states (visible or not visible), a checkbox would be the best UI element to use. But ...
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Name a feature with its UI label or with its underlying concept?

I work on a Java application that deals with cloud security. We have just introduced a "Forgotten your password?" link on our login screen. Due to the nature of the product, users have to turn this ...
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Text for auto save option

I have a UI on a thick client which has a textbox to enter number of minutes. These number of minutes are used by the application to determine when should the save operation be performed. Like if a ...
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Correct wording in UI

I want to insert a sub menu called "X axis". Should it be "X axis", "X-axis" or something else?
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Users Entering Email Address Instead of Mailing Address (Web Form)

Are there any recommended ways to encourage/remind users to enter their mailing address instead of email address into webforms when appropriate? We have been having this problem way more than I would ...
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Standardizing button naming in a website

I am trying to determine how to name buttons in a global element document: There are two types of scenarios where buttons are used: (1) User submits a request and (2) Approver approves or rejects ...
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Best way to layout information to optimize readability

The application I am designing is a large table of information that is updating in real time. The rows in the table are live orders in the companies system, our users scan through the list items, ...
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Is it ok to change the label of a button depending of the user's choices?

Let's take the example of a page at the end of an app signup process. This page will allow the user to finish the process, so I will place a button labeled "Complete Your Registration" and in the ...
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When to use Acronyms

The project I'm working on at the moment wants to use the software we're working on as an opportunity to homogenize the use of certain terminology across the whole organization. (To give you an idea, ...
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How to label Table Header Label Date vs. Date/Time

I have a table with a date time column. Right now the label reads "Closure Date" and it seems fine to me. I was wondering it was better practice to label it something like "Closure Date/Time". See ...
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Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the right?

I'd very much like to get some feedback on this, as of right now, it is a point of contention among the devs at my office and myself. Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the left?
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Communicating that only one object can be “default”

A project we're working on has place objects with attributes like name, address, phone number, and URL. Users can view a place and click to call, map, or browse their site. In our project, one and ...
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Best empirical method(s) for determining how to name something?

I'm a UX/UI designer leading the redesign of a web application that serves a primarily technical audience (DevOps professionals). A primary goal of our redesign is to make the UI more accessible to ...
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Form label alignment for fields that are not completed in a logical order

I'm defining a project based around inputting telephone enquiries into a form. The enquiries are conversation-based rather than in a question-answer format, so the responses could come in in any ...
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Should I use placeholders in just some of the form fields?

Suppose we've got a form with a number of input supported with labels and placeholder. Label helps to identify the whole input idea (whether it's for First name or Salary). The purpose of placeholder ...
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Are there any standards on when to use placeholder text vs. tooltips?

To assist an user entering some data in an <input> field, we're planning to provide tooltips and placeholder. Wanted to understand the guidelines and standards on 'when' to use placeholder vs. ...
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How to label a view toggle that determines whether to show “checks” and “deposits” in separate tables or to combine all transactions in a single table

I am working on an accounting form that shows a month's worth of bank transactions. The transactions can be displayed as either one table showing checks and another table showing deposits or as a ...
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Two common general terms on the same screen

I recently raised an issue with my team about having two input areas on the screen using two similar terms that might cause confusion to the user. On the screen there is a field to enter comments and ...
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What to call the “Short News” section/module?

I have a classic section called "Latest News & Articles" which is in the bigger left column. But then I want to have a block with "short news" like here (screenshot from games.cz): In Czech ...
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Login page & user parameters page: “password” field VS. “passphrase” field

For a secure application, we push users to use passphrases instead of passwords. We've got some explanations in the password change page. For the field, we use the label "passphrase" to push again the ...