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

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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 his iDevice. Since I'm not a native English speaker the term "Camera ...
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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!
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Does UX/UI apply to web pages and web apps only?

As I've said in my previous question, I am venturing into UX/UI and very intrigued and anxious to get deeper in this industry. I was thinking if UX/UI only applies to designs and experience for web ...
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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 ...