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Term for a top menu that appears when scrolling up?

I am experiencing more and more pages using this style of top menu. When you scroll the page downwards, all is fine, but as soon as you need to scroll up for some reason (such as to read the ...
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Is accuracy of terminology important in localized situations

I am in a situation where we have been told our users do not understand the word 'filter' and we have to use the word 'search' instead. The functions, though, literally are filters by definition: ...
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“Your friend has sent you a message on our website, register to see it” - is there a name for this technique?

Sometimes I get emails like the following, presumably targeted to me as a friend/contact of some person, X: You have a message from X on our super awesome website! Click here to read this message. ...
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What is “elegant” design?

I'm sure you've either heard, read, or used "elegant" to refer to a good design, but does it have a specific meaning other than "great?" Is there a rubric you'd use to judge an interaction or design ...
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What labels to use for a Simple and Advanced view of financial related information?

I am creating a page that displays information about companies listed on a stock exchange. One of the views is going to be Simple, showing only a limited view of information and data while the other ...
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What is this tag based search called?

I'm working on a project that focuses heavily on Search to discover materials. My thought was to incorporate a tag based search feature to allow for quick search and quick filtering, not based on a ...
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How technical should airline pilots be?

I've been on a few flights recently, and idly listening to the captain talking to the passengers got me thinking: The captain's world is very different from the passengers' world. The captain has to ...
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“Find” or “Search” to display a list of results

Before displaying a table of results on a page I first require the user to select some options from some dropdowns. I have a button after the dropdowns which when clicked/tapped will work out which ...
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Nomenclature for components of a Gauge UI element

Are there any standard / common names for the components of a Gauge or Donut UI element? This is what I'm talking about: The components I'm interested in are: The background gray area - what ...
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Are users confortable with the terms “Query” or “Dataset”? [closed]

I'm designing an application that let's users easily fetch data from a database and manipulate it in real time. Think of writing SQL queries, but in a visual way, without having to learn all those ...
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Name for: thumbnail getting big and spreads text?

Is there a common name or plugin for the function when a thumbnail gets resized to a bigger image and spreads the surrounding text? It is similar to a modal view, but imho more user friendly. ...
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What's the name of this pattern (submitting an entry which gets added to a table)?

In this example the user would enter an item number and add it to the list: Does this particular pattern has a name?
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What do you call a layout of non-regular non-overlapping tiles?

Some interfaces present the user with a collection of non-overlapping tiles of different sizes. For example: Similar layouts include Pinterest and Windows 8 / Xbox, but looking at screenshots these ...
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Should map markers be called pins or markers?

For reasons I won't explain, I have to change the word 'issues' to something different in our UI. 'Issues' corresponds to the number of map markers on a user's map. Should 'issues' be changed to ...
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Any alternative to the term “anonymous”?

In some contexts, allowing users to send posts or comments without disclosing their identity can add value by providing more freedom of speech. Words like "anonymous" and "anonymity" do convey this ...
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Alternatives to “Like”, “+1”, “Bookmark”, and “Favorite”?

I'm building a web-app where users indicate that they "like" feed-items published by other users. The act of "liking" also inherently bookmarks the feed-item as well as the publishing user. I'm ...
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Is there any research on a Subscription Call To Action button of: Subscribe vs. “View Subscription Options”,etc.?

In our Demo mode we'll show options to start a Free Trial and Subscribe ($). One of the things I want to test is not showing the price, but then I think that if we show Subscribe with no price it ...
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User Manual vs User Guide vs Documentation vs Quick Reference vs Handbook

I am aware this has already been asked at http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/59224/what-are-the-differences-between-manual-guide-and-instruction however under a user experience point of view, ...
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Working with business intelligence to do user research/analysis - is this considered 'User Intelligence'?

With 'Big Data' and 'Business Intelligence' on par with 'User Experience' and 'Customer Experience' in terms of popularity with organizations and management, I wonder why it is that most of the ...
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What is this type of navigation is called?

I came across the term for this style of navigation on a site but I failed to save the url. Anyone know what this type of navigation is called?
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Action sequence is always “check out” then “check in”: Should I name the tab “check out / check in” even tough it sounds weird in English?

In the document management world, here is the typical way to edit a document: Check out (the document is now locked by me and made available locally) Edit Check in (the document is saved back to the ...
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Customer redeems an offer, vendor does what?

In a product I am working on, a customer can "accept" an offer. They can then go to the vendor and redeem the offer. The vendor-side interface has a button that will pop open the camera on iPad and ...
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Which UI design pattern is this? (progress bar at the top of an article)

On this page there is a progress bar at the top which progresses as you scroll down. I’m really intrigued by this UI pattern. Does anyone know its name or its origin?
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Is “UX” as an abbreviation for “user experience” meant to be ironic? [closed]

I am wondering about the origins of the "X" in "UX" as an abbreviation for user experience. Has UX become a standard abbreviation because the people in this field find the term amusing? My thinking ...
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What would you call a Mode that is both a limited Demo but also gives you a fast overview of the program?

We are considering a mode for our program that accomplishes two different Outcomes with one set of functinonality: This is educational software. If they do not want to give an email address they ...
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How to differentiate between “software” and “application” in the context of a company's products and services?

I am a bit confused about the way the terms software and application are being used these days. It seems that the additional context of web and mobile has added to the meaning when people use one term ...
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UI terminology: Template tags vs object (categorization) tags

We are designing a business application that uses tags (like Stackexchange tags) for categorizing all manner of things. Nearly any object can be taggable and these tags are used for filtering, ...
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What do we call asking for the minimum information required to do the task?

We have all got kind of used to all kinds of things requiring information they have no reasonable need to. Eg a forum requiring your phone number, address and occupation. A raffle requiring more or ...
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What to call the specific pinch gesture

Pinch is used to refer to the thumb and index finger either coming together or moving apart. Therefore, just to refer to it as pinch isn't exactly accurate because I need to refer to the exact ...
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What's the best word/label to put on a multitask button?

We have a web app. It currently has a button which opens a modal window. This modal window has quite a lot of functions in it. Here they are: Generate a PDF of the selected products (the most ...
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Wording for an application/sub-system that allows editing user profile pages

I am brainstorming for an application and I am struggling to get the terminology correct. The application has a profile page which the user can edit and an admin page. The users will have a profile ...
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What is this hover menu on mobile website called? is it custom built or third party tool?

I stumbled upon this great browsing experience on reuters mobile site. It uses hovering menu, when clicked opens up a number of other tools such as search, share, font, etc. I was wondering what it ...
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What would a “reset to factory settings” term be for a digital app?

I am developing an app in which I want to have a command to remove all user data and delete all preferences, bringing the state of the app back to the way it was the day it was downloaded. However, ...
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How to make the user feel Positive

We are developing a mobile app. The design needs to share a positive experience to the user. Currently once a user confirms a rider in his vehicle, the CANCEL button leaves the user a bit negative. I ...
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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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Confirm and Cancellation one button

We are developing a carpool app. Below is the search results of people closeby who are willing to carpool. Obviously we need to show the name, location. The person offering needs to also Confirm a ...
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Documentation - do we “Click”, “Push”, “Press” or “Select” a button on a touch-screen interface

I'm writing some documentation for a web-based application that will run on Android tablets at the factory at which I am employed. I am having trouble wording the steps where the users must interact ...
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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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Naming columns in a table

I suspect that part of my problem is that I am not a native english speaker but here it is. I have a table with column header labels. One of these columns contains the "number of messages received". ...
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“We” vs. “You” in documentation

I am writing a tutorial that describes a configuration of a linux server. It will be published on the internet. Quite often I want to write something like this: In this chapter we will configure ...
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What's the name of this type of navigation?

I want to know whats the name of the navigation of these sites bellow: http://www.visitsuffolk.com http://www.ehow.com.br http://www.blogdoplaneta.com I searched for 'responsive grid', but its ...
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Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?

If you delete something in Windows OS, it will go to Recycle bin. But if you think about it nothing recycles in it right? Say, you delete a virus infected file and again restore it from recycle bin ...
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Name this widget: mouseover extends text that doesn't fit in its table cell

I'd swear this used to be a widespread feature, but now I can't find any evidence of it. A table cell contains information that is too wide for the column, so it is displayed in truncated form, and ...
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How do I best explain 3 ways to divide a volume?

In this application, a user must choose one of 3 ways to divide a volume between a tank or tanks. Put everything into one sufficiently large tank. Divide the volume evenly into sufficiently many ...
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Is the term “Wizard” ubiquitous enough for a helper/walkthrough tool

We all know what a wizard is (no, not Luke Edwards)... but I'd like to know what peoples thoughts are on its use in the specific context of noob's with little to no experience beyond email and ...
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What is the easiest to understand terminology for “create account” vs. “logon to account”? and “start paying”

I'm trying to decide on terminology for our educational software for. Here are the 3 goals,reason I prefer that term, and some alternate terminology. Sign-Up (create an account, clear that it's ...
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Terminology: PIN code or Passcode?

I'm working on an iPhone, and we are currently doing some user testing. This app deals with sensitive personal information. Security is definitely important for us. Instead of using username / ...
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New navigation pattern - Time.com

Recently I ran across Time.com's new navigation pattern. What do we call this? What do you think about it? What is the use case for it? My first impressions for the large screen are: the site is ...
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Difference between Tiles and Cards?

We are developing a platform and we need to show a visual way the most relevant information from different sources to the users. The user need to interact with this "pieces of information" and this ...
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what is the list for list of sexual orientation options in a dating website?

males and females sexual orientations in a terminology that is easy for the user to select them. Exmple .male straight , female straight including gay and lesbian and other kinds. please i am ...