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

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What does “transaction flows” mean?

I just read a line that included the phrase: ...designing transaction flows for the web. In the context of UI design what does "transaction flows" mean? Does it literally mean a process of a ...
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What word can be used to mean either a website, web app or native mobile app?

I'm running into the comment/question "So, is it an app?" Well, first it will be a responsive site with some app-like functionality; then later it will also be a native app with the same ...
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Questions vs. Commands

Is there any consensus as to whether users respond better to prompts phrased in the form of a question or in the form of a command? For instance: "Which application would you like to run?" vs. "...
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What's the name for different navigation elements in a page?

We got into a debate about what to call the different areas of navigation, specifically what the definition of Secondary and Utility navigation is. And I was unable to find much on Google about ...
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What UI element is used in Google Analytics Custom reports?

Both the metric group and drilldown dimensions in the Google Analytics Custom report use an interesting user interface (UI) element where the user can add any amount of elements to a list. These are ...
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Name for object representing input and possible output

I'm developing a video application and am debating on the best way to label an object that represents an input and possible outputs. Suppose I have a camera. From the perspective of a video mixer, ...
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What is meant by “system image”?

I've found two seemingly incompatible definitions of "system image" (surprisingly both by same author) "system image": the information conveyed by the physical product itself. (Originally ...
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Does user experience include usability?

I'm studying terminology and my understanding is usability basically refers to how easy something is to use. User experience is a holistic term in the sense that everything is taken into consideration ...
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Term specificity in front-end use

I am designing an application where users can assemble collections of documents that will then be processed in some way (how and for what purpose these sets are processed is not relevant to this ...
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Terminology for different kinds of 'center'?

Mathematically there are various ways to calculate a spacial center point. (2d or 3d). Barycenter (sum of all positions divided by the total number of points) Bounding box center (typically the ...
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Paper on the significance of terminology regarding users

Does anyone know of material regarding the significance of terminology in (participatory) design processes? I'm looking for theory regarding cases such as this: If some users are patients being ...
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Save to Wantlist vs Save to Favourites [closed]

I run a music recommendation site for electronic music vinyl records. Users can listen to tracks and save them. The saves are then used as an algorithm to calculate personalized recommendations for ...
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What are good synonyms for “not yet connected”?

I'm working on a browser-based tool that allows users to interact with other users they are matched with. Relationships between users progress in a linear fashion along a series of states, initiated ...
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What are best practices for managing terminology changes in legacy software?

In a big redesign, there can be terminology changes and mapping to backend entities that needs to happen. What are the best practices for doing this? Also, for making documentation consistently ...
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What's the difference between the terms “affordances” and “signifiers”?

I do not understand the difference between the concepts affordances and signifiers. I am given the following definitions: Affordances: "Relationship between properties of an object and the ...
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Is naming things helpful in the UX world or not?

Inspired by this question What is the information that's always present in a toolbar called in UX lingo? we have to consider how much jargon is too much. Because too many names have the effect of ...
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What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down navigation & Hierarchical multi-level navigation

What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down menu & Hierarchical multi-level menu? it seems there is a thin line between these two. Please help me with examples which navigation ...
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Whats the different between Use Case (in Software Development Process) vs User Goal (in Usability Testing)

My background is system analyst, but while learning UX processes I have faced several things that confuse me; one of them is the differences between User Goal that is used in usability testing and Use ...
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Specific term in UX for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages?

Is there an UX/design terminology for the task of comparing Visual Design files with developed HTML pages? As of now, I am referring to it as VD comparison or VD compliance check. Please help me to ...
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More clicks while using “Noun” or “Verb” for actions?

“Sign up” or “Membership”? “Donate Now” or “Donations”? You can create an action button with verb or a noun. Is there any recommendation for increasing the click-rates? Which one is better than the ...
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conceptual model, mental model, roadmap and framework

i'm a little confused about the concept of this words. conceptual model, mental model, roadmap and framework. is there anyone who can explain to what this words means. and more importantly what is the ...
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What is the information that's always present in a toolbar called in UX lingo?

I remember reading about this type of information displayed in a toolbar before, but I can't recall or find it on the web. Ideas?
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What's the best way to refer to a context menu in documentation?

It used to be that you could tell a user (in documentation or in onscreen prompts) to, let's say, "Click a button, or right-click to display a menu." Nowadays, there are multiple ways to display a ...
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Button style type naming

I'm going to offer a text based dropdown chooser for users to select a button type/style to use in a UI builder app. There will be no preview of what the button type looks like. The names should be ...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

A lot of web/mobile apps can store backups on your personal cloud storage ( Dropbox, Google drive, ... ). It's usually done by by creating a folder and storing the files that are needed for the app ...
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Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?

This is a backslash \. If you read the slash from left to right it starts at the top and goes down - hence it is a downslash. If you read the slash from top to bottom it starts on the left - which ...
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Naming convention for “admin” UI and “public facing” UI

I have a social network kind of app that has two dramatically different interfaces: The admin part, where the owner administers the account The public facing part, what all users sees I need to ...
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What should I call a Switch (UI component) for users?

My (mobile) interface uses switches, like this one: What should I call this component for users? I want to add a small text to my interface explaining what switches to choose in which situations ...
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What is the name of this moveable multiselect list? [duplicate]

This is killing me. I am trying to find out what is the name of this UI component that has two multiselect controls, where the left is a list of available items and the right is the list of selected ...
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What do you call this input element where a focus will automatically be transferred to next text field after being filled?

I have seen this input element often when inputting a serial number or similar code. Each text field accepts N characters, after which focus is automatically transferred to the next field. Pressing ...
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Correct name of transparent instructional overlays / coach marks for announcing new features or first time use?

I find always more often when using a mobile app for the first time, these kind of instructional overlays or coach marks which illustrate to the user the basic gestures and menus of an application. ...
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Do I edit user input or leave it as is?

I am designing desktop application. In that application user can edit name of model or component. The question is do I prevent user from entering garbage text (such as paragraphs of text) that will ...
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What should be login related links called

We need to group login related links together under one header. Links Login/Sign In Forgot Password Register/Sign Up etc. We need the word for this "Header". EDIT I should have mentioned that ...
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How to name (reverse) values of a playback speed slider

I got a video-dialog that comes with a Playback-speed slider. The slider holds the values -16x, -8x, -4x, -2x, -1x, -1/2x, 1/2x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x Negative values mean reversed playback. The ...
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Is 'reaction' the accepted term to encapsulate user response to social media posts

Since it was introduced by facebook I guess it will probably become mainstream and be accepted before long, but I am wondering if there was a term previously used for these types of elements on social ...
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User Terminology: right-click menu vs. shortcut menu

Which is the industry standard to average end-users when referring to the menu that opens when they right-click an item on a screen? Is it called the 'right-click menu' or the 'shortcut menu'? I'm ...
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Right-click menu vs. shortcut menu

Which is the industry standard for technical communication when referring to the menu that opens when a user right-clicks an item on a screen? Is it called the 'right-click menu' or the 'shortcut menu'...
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what is the best wording to describe a link which opens/closes table in a horizontal way

in my application I need to display table in 2 modes "simple" and "advanced" for this purpose I added a link above the table clicking on it will display more columns in the table in a horizontal way (...
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App with optional modules - main settings menu naming?

Our app has multiple products that you can opt into, let's pretend it's named "Xanadont". Each product (or module) has configurable settings plus the main app has settings. There's a settings view ...
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What's the difference between a Modal, Popup, Popover and Lightbox?

I've seen many terms used to describe message boxes that notify and alert users or display information such as modal, popup, popover and lightbox. What is the difference between these components? ...
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Term for “pre-login” pages

When using a web application, there are certain pages displayed "outside" of the main application, typically prior to login. Examples include: Login, recover password, registration, etc. Some time ...
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I Need help with a UX term for the way we perceive visuals

I'm a software developer trying to make better interfaces. I'm looking for the name of the concept for how our brains process different layouts. I saw a really great presentation many years ago ...
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Button naming conventions

I need a common button to upload text and image under a section. Any suggestions please? Note: On click of the button, a modal window opens and then text and image can be uploaded!!
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How to call a Multipurpose Bar?

First of all, i'm not 100% sure i'm in the right place to ask this, but my question is strongly related with User Experience but is an actually naming issue, i'm so stucked on the definition of this. ...
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A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?

I want a word that accurately covers tablets, phones, desktop PCs & Macs, laptop PCs & Macs, smart watches, smart glasses, smart fridges, smart socks (watch this space...) and any future kind ...
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Best abbreviation of Real-End User Experience?

I know user experience is commonly abbreviated UX. What about composita? Real end-user experience monitoring (usually some kind of passive monitoring) is often called just Real User Experience. So I ...
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SaaS plan names for B2C [duplicate]

I'm creating a SaaS which will primary be marketed towards the B2C segment, but will also have a single plan for professionals/B2B. Plan 1 - Cheapest one (B2C) Plan 2 - Like Plan 1, but with ability ...
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What terminology should we use for product categories and collections?

we have an online shop selling different categories of Accessories and Jewellery. To make the site more accessible and browsable, we have a left column which contains: Shop by collection handmade ...
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What are common terms for sections of a web application behind and not-behind login?

I'm looking for some concise recognizable terms to help code organization for pages or content of a web application that are either behind a login or not behind a login.
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Lesser technical term than hierarchy

In my app, a customer/user is assigned a hierarchy (for example geo-hierarchy) for various purpose such as reports (e.g. if assigned at Dehli 'a state' then assumed segregation lower levels of ...