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

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Why do USB flash drives never provide for labels?

Floppy disks had stick-on labels. Optical discs can be written on with a Sharpie, or printed with special ink-jet printers, or round stick-on labels applied. USB sticks have zero affordances for ...
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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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Deciding about labels (Taxonomy in User Interface)

I work for a delivery company and we are creating a new section for our mobile app, which has the following features: Pending reviews of restaurants Order Status Order History Favorite restaurants ...
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Is it necessary to have headers?

Can we go even without headers by including simple placeholders inside the input box? any other suggestions?
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Better labels than “Date 1” and “Date 2”

I'm working on a web application which has a feature to compare the price of products at different dates to see if they went up or down. Basically the user select two dates and click search. At the ...
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Should one put labels on Previous / Next buttons?

We have several pages of case studies (about 10) and we want to put "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the bottom to go to the next / previous case studies. What is the best practice... should we just ...
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Copy for a checkbox - Positive or negative? [duplicate]

I have a checkbox that is intended to allow the user to send email notifications or not. We'd prefer the email notifications to be sent, so email notifications are sent by default, giving the user an ...
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Should a delete button actually delete?

I asked this question about file deletion on Security.SE and got a lot of bamboozle about how technically, blah blah blah. One person said that this is really a UX issue, so I decided to ask here: ...
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What should the label be for an unspecified option?

I have a basic reporting system when you can choose filters from a collection of SELECT fields. An example of this might be to filter the report by Country. The SELECT field would obviously include ...
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how to indicate mandatory group in IOS -UPDATED

I have a form where fields are marked (*) to indicated they are required. But there is a strange use case where Level and Space have a dependency on each other such that either space or level or both ...
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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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Good design for grouping labels on a form?

I have the following area on a form: I don't like the repeated words "Open" and "Date". To me repeated words just add clutter. I would like to have a way to group these together in some way. ...
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Files size units: “KiB” vs “KB” vs “kB”

I'm working on a web app that will show the size of certain files, and I'm wondering if there's any consensus about how to report the units of bytes. Technically the IEC has weighed in with an ...
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Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?

I am typically using it to indicate that specific portion of textual information is different or less important (auxilliary) than the rest: Order Rejected (No money left)
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Appropriate label for a button that takes a user to an item?

I have a simple setup for this scenario... A page that lists all "playing seasons". Each season in the list has two buttons on the far right, an "Open" and a "Delete" button The "Open" button takes ...
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What's the best way to show form labels that are longer than the corresponding fields (which require a short input)?

I'm having trouble with labeling of short input fields. Some labels have standard 280px width approximately, but others are quite small in order to offer clues on the expected input (characters). ...
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Million Abbreviation

What would the correct abbreviation be for million when abbreviating 2,000,000. I've heard M and MM. 2M or 2MM ?
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How to categorize users based on day-to-day using

I want to ask for the right terminology for user categories based on their day-to-day use? for example app: User use the app everyday to get the job done User use the app day after day to get ...
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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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OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?
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How to indicate that one of a group of fields is required

I have a form where there are multiple fields. Some fields are required, and I have an asterisk next to them in red color. There are some fields where one of them is required. For those fields, I have ...
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Terse or chatty field labels?

Field labels generally fall into one of 2 camps, either terse or chatty, such as 'Name' versus 'What is your name?'. Typically there is a broad correlation between the expertise or focus of the user: ...
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Variable highlighting in formulas

I have an application in which there is a filter bar. These filters are clickable labels. After clicking one, this label becomes a editable. Recently, we added functionality to use variable names in ...
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Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?

Want to get a sense of any best practices of using the "$" dollar sign in the context of an image in order to depict a universal idea of money. UPDATE: My task was to create an icon/graphic used in ...
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Should I put the label before or after the input element?

For visually impaired users using a screen reader does it matter if the label for an input control be placed before or after the input? For example, is there a difference (as far as the screen reader ...
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Facets Categories: singular or plurals?

In labeling facets should the categories be plural or singular? Examples: years, authors, model, etc.?
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Media layout best practices

I have a website which I maintain for my brother in law who is a pianist. I made the website a long time ago when I was a lot less experienced in web design and development, and recently he requested ...
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Improving “Please Note: Names In Red Are Junior Staff”

I'm replicating some old reports and making various improvements, including to general layout. One thing that grinds my gears a bit with them is long, wordy info labels above the body of the report ...
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“Floating labels” vs “Fixed small labels” on the the web?

On devices with small screens floating labels can improve readability, since the size of the placeholder's text tends to be considerably bigger than the one in the small labels and the latter just ...
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Rules of writing out numbers vs. What the User prefers to read

A simple and generic question that I can not find a straight answer for. The rule that I am debating is based on that I should write 2 if it is a measured value. In this situation the 2 is a rounded ...
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What's the best label for an 'occurrences' field?

I have a field where the user needs to enter the number of times they want to send out a document but need a better label. Firstly, they select the frequency (weekly, monthly, yearly) and then there ...
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How can I show long titles in a short drop-down list button? [duplicate]

I have a dropdown button which will display under it a list of sections for an online e-learning course. The button works fine for short titles but this website is known for having titles that can go ...
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Localization-friendly label for “Products ordered in last [ ] orders”

We're working on a feature for our B2B web app that makes it easier for users to place orders with their (B2B) suppliers. An initial design has a dropdown box embedded in the label of one of the radio ...
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What are the rules of using ellipsis on buttons

I read about the rules of using ellipsis (three dots ...) in a menu command: Indicate a command that needs additional information (including a confirmation) by adding an ellipsis at the end of ...
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Are forms with infield top aligned labels better than left aligned forms that provide a clear scan line?

This article came out a couple of days ago about infield top aligned labels. http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-infield-top-aligned-form-labels-are-quickest-to-scan/ I like the infield top aligned ...
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Verbosity of labels

Is it better for labels to have a more conversational, verbose tone such as "Chose a type" or should they be more succinct like: "Type"
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Show zero or nothing when displaying gold, silver, and bronze tokens?

StackExchange uses a combination of reputation and Gold, Silver and Bronze badges to show activity. Is it instantly clear what the following represents? (picture, reputation, badges) Did someone ...
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should I use singular or just default plural in labeling the 'followers'

I have this feature in my app, whereby I display the number of followers. I created the logic so when there are no followers or zero, it's labeled as 'follower'. Currently it also does this when ...
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Should I label (before) or subtitle (after) a number in dataviz/widget?

Discussing about donut chart in Is multistability a good thing on a donut?, a question arise. Discarding the pertinence of donut chart, do you have arguments/studies that would favor one of the ...
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Is there any evidence-based study proving (or disproving) that “click here” in touch interfaces could lead to confusion for the user? [duplicate]

I have a mobile interface with a button and an auxiliary text saying something like "click here to complete the action". The problem is: The marketing team is not comfortable with removal of the ...
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Which is clearer - cog/spanner/wrench icon for desktop website settings, or a text label?

Building a web-based tool which will really only be viewed on a desktop web browser (due to a restricted corporate environment). Trying to keep it as minimal as possible with no superfluous features. ...
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How long to display a “New!” corner ribbon label?

New services added to a drop down menu are labeled "New!" with a colorful ribbon label on the corner of that new service's button. But how long should that "New!" label stay there? Is there any ...
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Use labels/text under icons in the iOS tab bar?

An example of Tab bar is shown below: I'm designing a new iOS app with tab bar as shown above. The tab bar has five icons of which three are generic and easily understood. The other two are relevant ...
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How to best collect Facebook username?

Situation I have a website that allows users to (mostly) anonymously send links to friends via a variety of methods, including a private Facebook message. This does not require logging in. I am ...
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Label for account settings, “user's name” or “account”?

Assuming that we have the full name of a user, what heading would be better for a someone to access his/her account settings & profile? 1) Just his/her name with a dropdown like the mockup ...
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On forms, is inline placeholder text better than a label outside each field?

I am familiar with research on label placement to the left or above. I tend to go with right justified with the label to the left of the field for my form designs. However, inline placeholder text ...
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Which direction indicates newer/older?

So I'm reading some blogs and I get to the bottom of the page when I see a graphic similar to this: << Newer Posts Older Posts >> This makes sense to me. But then, quite often, ...
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Are there guidelines for when to use UPPERCASE, Capitalize Each Word, or Only the first letter?

We currently use UPPERCASE headers and titles quite a bit (probably too much) and are looking to adopt a consistent set of rules for when it makes sense to use... ALL UPPERCASE Capitalize the first ...
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Button Labels : Contextual Names or Generic Names [duplicate]

When we label the buttons should we use contextual names or generic names. For example, I have a form to add a new employee.Here the button is named as "Save", which is more generic. How about ...
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“Device in use” phrasing

I'm making an android app, in it there's a settings section regarding notifications. There's a category of settings that apply only when the device is currently being used, and the category is labeled ...