Words used to describe or identify things, either from the user or designer's perspective.

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Should I avoid using “abort” in favor of its synonyms?

I've heard that the term "abort" could have a negative meaning in some contexts (i.e. due to abortion-related issues), and for that reason it was avoided in some interfaces of the 80's/90's, probably ...
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Good names for turning site responsive-ness on and off?

I'm doing work on a website that has been 1900px wide long time, and most of the users aren't extremely tech-savvy and usually +40 years old. To give you an idea of the content of the website, all the ...
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Terminology Suggestion Request

We have a process where users complete surveys for a company. There are many surveys, spread over different facilities, the hierarchy can be detailed like this: Contract > Facility > Audit Although ...
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Difference between 'storyboard' and 'moodboard'

I was wondering what is the difference between a storyboard and moodboard? I thought storyboads were only for movies and animation but apparently they use them in the ux field. Or do people just call ...
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What to use - “Login” or “Sign in”? What about both?

I was trying to make up my mind whether to use "Login" or "Sign In" in the project I am working on by going through various well known websites. In my project, user can log in using either Facebook or ...
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Difference between User Story and Use Case

I'm not certain I understand what differentiates a user story from a use case. It seems like a very fine line to me. What is a use case and how does it differ from a user story?
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Why do we say UX for User Experience rather than UE?

The term User Experience goes back to Don Norman sometime in the early 90s. But where did the abbreviation UX, rather than UE, come from? I'm guessing that it was influenced by the release of ...
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Is there a name for this notation? ex. “1-3,6” or “2,3-5,7”

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but since my examples come from a UX element that seems common in our world. When a user opens the "Print" dialog of most programs, where you're asked ...
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Terminology for user fear of unbounded space

There is a term used for describing a behavioral pattern where users feel disoriented or anxious when a navigable space is unbounded and there is no reference point. For example, in a 3D drawing ...
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Is there a specific name for this style of UI?

Most of the Microsoft Office 2013 programs I use have a similar style UI with the 'Ribbon' at the top like this: I recently started using ArcGIS Pro and noticed it uses the same style UI (screenshot ...
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Alternative term for “remember me”

In Android design guidelines (Settings, Writing Style), it's discouraged to refer to the user: Don't refer to the user. For example, for a setting allowing the user to turn notifications on or ...
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What to name a system

We are launching a new performance system and I have recommended the name should be descriptive of what you can do in the system to assist new employees to the organisation and those that only use the ...
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What is high level sitemap?

Are sitemap and high-level sitemap the same thing? I tried to search for it, but I can't seem to find a difference. Only a few of sites actually call it high-level sitemap.
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What is the term for a numeric input field of a specific format?

There are new HTML5 input types being defined for commonly used numeric input types such as date, time, telephone number, etc. These terms refer to a specific input format based on the type of numeric ...
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What's the common name for this GUI element? (left-right box, assignmentbox, relationbox)

You often see the following element to assign objects of a certain type to another object. We call it relationbox, but I can't find anything at all about relationboxes on the internet... It's such a ...
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Does term “page” apply to a mobile app?

I'm developing a mobile phone (iOS/Android) app and alongside that, an admin website where the app owner will update the content of the app (so basically a CMS for the app). The app has tabs at the ...
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Struggling with implementing a 'Basket' area when the available content can be free as well as priced

We have a system that allows for companies to either have a selection of free items that their users can pick and choose from (which they can then add to a personal list of items), or a selection of ...
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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Terminology for cloud service

I have a quick question regarding the most frequently used / understandable term: My company has an online, cloud based business that allows fitness companies such as gyms to manage their whole ...
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What is the best practice terminology for e-commerce documents and “static” reference documents?

I am designing an eCommerce website where the user has an account with the company and buys their products on credit. The user then settles the invoices each month. The website contains two document ...
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Is “widget” a user friendly word?

Our web application enables users to configure the front page with different, what we developers call, 'widgets'. To start this configuration process, the user needs to click an 'Add Widget' button. ...
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Suggestions for labels of different kind of doors/gates [closed]

I'm designing a mobile app for home automation. Shown at the end of this question is the remote page, which allows the user to control doors and gates. We have to provide the following three types ...
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Are these abbreviations common in programming/image processing?

I am editing terms that will be used on an user interface of the controller of a vision sensor designed for factory use. Since there is a restriction of space on the UI, I am trying to abbreviate ...
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Better term for “iOS Camera Roll”?

We are using the term "iOS Camera Roll" for our iOS App to indicate that we refer to all the pictures and videos the user has on their iDevice. Since I'm not a native English speaker the term ...
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Agree to “terms and conditions” before downloading a file

What is the terminology used to describe a mechanism that requires the user to accept specific terms and conditions before downloading a file? For example, given a web page with a list of files on ...
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Name for specific design type instance

So if you look at my little visual example below, the format on top I assume would just be technically referred to as a Grid or Tabular format, but if you were to break each of those rows out and make ...
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Is there a concise term for “the path the user followed through the application”?

It feels like I have heard such a term, but I can't put my finger on it. I don't mean it in the context of requirements elicitation, where we consider different "scenarios" which can include screen ...
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Term for a smart, adaptive form?

For my application I need to build forms where value/state of one input would depend on the value/state of another input. For example, selecting a date from a date picker would change the selected ...
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Whats the best term to use for approval after a checkbox? “Show” or “Enable”? [closed]

I am creating a panel, a part of a dashboard and would want to know whats the best term to use. User can disable or enable an specific item by showing it or not. For terminology purposes only, whats ...
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What is a term users can understand when leaving Edit mode?

I feel kind of silly asking this but I'm having a real problem coming up a reasonable term for Read Only mode or Not Edit mode. Pictures to explain my problem... If the user wants to edit ...
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A terminology question: differentiating between 'Detailed UX issues' and 'Structural UX issues'?

Does anyone know of better terminology to differentiate between describing: Detailed stuff - eg "The label on that button isn't understood" Big structural stuff - eg "Users don't understand the ...
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What do you call a form that changes based on users answers?

I am looking for what to call the UX idea of a form that changes based on the answers a user has entered. For example a web form that asks: Are you satisfied with your purchase? If you answer ...
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Terminology - User / Account / Profile / Login

These words are often used to refer to the same thing, even though they have a bit different meaning: User, Profile, Account, Login. When researching I found an article called Monday Back to Basics: ...
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What's a better and more user friendly term than 'Audiences"

If there is a segmented audience set, comprising of individuals as one segment, and various types of businesses as other segments, is there a good collective term that can be used as a top level ...
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collapse vs minimize

Is it right to use the word "Collapse" to describe what this button do or "Minimize" is more correct? What the difference in meanings of words "collapse" and "minimize" in context of computer ...
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What is an surface-perpendicular wheel control called?

Please bear with me as I attempt to describe this control (since I don't know its name I wasn't able to google image search for it). It's a physical control, used for adjusting a quantity up or down. ...
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Why is it called the fold?

Why is the place where the visible screen (on load) ends called the Fold? I have a hard time even writing out the definition for it, but when someone says The Fold, I know exactly what they mean. ...
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Button instead of Buy Now

I need to develop an android based user interface which lists items to purchase. But in this release I cannot integrate the payment gateway. I would like to integrate a button that indicates an ...
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Choosing the right term: Professional vs Premium

I'm having to choose a marketing name for a commercial version of a product. I have to decide if use the term "Professional" or "Premium". In terms of User Experience, can someone help me to spot the ...
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What should I call a switch statement in an UI where users won't know what a switch statement is?

I'm designing a product where a user can build a decision tree. There are different kinds of decision nodes they can add: true/false rules, exclusion rules, and switch statements. I'm afraid of ...
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Should sub menus / sub navigation naming be consistent with upper menu

I wonder whether sub menus and sub navigation in general should be consistent in naming convention with the upper menu or sub menus take the upper menu as assumed. To be more clear should one of the ...
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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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What is the common name for this widget (vertical buttons/links)?

What is the common name for this widget?
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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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Blueprint VS WireFrame

Are there any particular difference between blueprint and wireframe? I did some researches and found that blueprint is style wireframes!