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

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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 ...
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What is this Google Apps popout menu called?

What is this menu called in UX/UI parlance? I want to implement this type of menu in my UI (ASP.NET MVC 5). My default styling is done with Bootstrap 3+.
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What “Control” is in terms of UI?

Is it ok to call a set of UI elements a control, e.g. can this set of elements be called "precision control"? Or maybe a control is always an atomic UI element (e.g. a button). If so, the above-...
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Uploading vs Linking to Existing file?

We allow our user to upload files to be associated with a form, we also allow users to link to an already uploaded file. What terminology can we use that will be succinct and convey the message to ...
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What is the initial state of an application called?

Typically this would be the state in which a user would see hints or be prompted to take a tour. What's the correct UX terminology for this? Something along the lines of pristine/dirty as in forms?
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What do you call a point-by-point (like Slack's) registration ui?

Slack has an effective registration that prompts the user for each data point on a different view. I've found the pattern is very nice in terms of reducing the user's cognitive load. I'm curious if ...
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How do you call the concept of similar social validation options/choices?

Maybe I'm too burnt, but I can't come with the answer to this. I don't mean Overchoice, but the concept of choices or options that are similarly validated by peers creating a friction to user. To be ...
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How to write correctly the term “User experience”?

I'm filling an user experience portfolio for my business and there is bagarre how to write "user experience" correctly. The terms now inserted are much fragmented like: User eXperience user ...
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How to name those two buttons to switch from effective attendees to invitees

I own an app that suggest an event to some users I chose. So I select, let's say, 40 invitees and I expect some of them (or all of them) to effectively participate to my event. I want to have two ...
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Option of terms for navigation of government site?

I am working on creating a government site that will serve many purposes and different users. The board members I am working with came up with two options for the main navigation for the website. ...
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Differentiating the “device” calendar from online calendar services when asking the user to add an event

I have an event for users that they can add to their calendar. So, users are given multiple options of which calendar program or service they want to add the event to. However I am having trouble ...
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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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What is a suitable naming convention for a series of product image views?

I would like help with a naming convention for product images. The images are currently given names like 'widget - front left 2.jpg' and so on. These are not user friendly! In this instance the UX is ...
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What would I call a user changeable field?

We have a system that allows a customer service representative(CSR) to create a note on a customer. Sometimes these notes are very similar in nature or wording. I am programming a few forms that ...
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What name would be intuitive for this output option?

I'm currently writing a command-line application which takes multiple arguments. Among those arguments are input and output filenames, modifiers and an option to choose the output. If the option is ...
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Is there a proper term for lists of removable tags?

I call them "tag blocks" but I don't think that's correct. The pattern is a block of textual information with the X to remove it. It can be seen in some places after adding a file to let you remove ...
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What do you call this “pushed in area” border effect?

It's common to use the terms drop shadows, inner shadows, glows, etc - these are all well known and understood An effect you see all the time is: a border around on the top and left, it's a darker ...
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Is there a name for commonly accepted significance on iconography?

Just to illustrate what I mean, take a look at this image: This is a commonly accepted sign for bathrooms. Note that there are no references to a bath or toilet, but a man and a woman shape. Now, ...
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how can i obtain a cut off value in 5 point likert scale

how can i find a cut off value for attitude using a 5 point likert scale where i have 20 statements.The scale ranges from strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree and strongly disagree, each with a ...
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What should be the column title in a grid which shows checkboxes, where sorting is enabled?

I am looking for a title for the checkboxes where sorting is enabled for that particular column. Since they're checkboxes, I'm not sure what the title could be since there isn't any descriptive factor ...
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What is the most appropriate term discontinuing records in an application?

I'm developing an ERP type application that predominately does create/read/update/delete operations against a SQL database. Sometimes it not possible to delete a record from the database as it would ...
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Best term for typical blurry/fuzzy ground? [closed]

If you glance at this iOS programming question, I was asking about the best way to achieve a "grainy" or "blurry" ground on a mobile device view. So, this is, I'd say, quite a common trend these days....
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Define the word “parse” for a non-technical user in 1-2 sentences

I am looking for a sentence or two to define the word "parse" to a non-technical user. The file they upload may contain three types of lines and I need to recognize the type and parse accordingly. ...
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What is a better “back” label for a step by step process: Previous or Go Back?

We have a step by step process in which the user clicks "Next" to continue on with their step. I know that "previous" is the obvious label, but wouldn't "Go back" be a bit more friendly/human? Next/...
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Best Practice for product titles with dimensions

I am having a debate with someone about the best way to name products on an eCommerce site that has several different dimensions. For example: Epic 13 (33" x 50" x 78") Shower Stall with Center ...
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What is this sliding window element called?

I've been trying to figure out the name for this element but I've been having trouble finding it. It should snap in three locations: to the top of the screen, to the bottom of the screen, and a 5th of ...
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Need better terminology for 'Save Form' and 'Submit Form' [closed]

It is a Registration page for a Hackathon event. Please have a look at the wireframe below. Team leads can register there team and save the form before the final submission. The "Save changes" button ...
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What is the terminology for tricking the user into thinking they've almost won big?

I don't exactly know the name for this mechanic, that tricks the user into thinking they were very close to winning big. The following screenshot is from the game Dirty Bomb: Imagine a deck of ...
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What should I name a program in a web page? [closed]

I am designing a new programming language that will be nested in a web page. Is it a good idea to name your programming language something generic, like "Program Designer" or "Program Maker", or ...
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Is there a name for a bunch of features under each other?

I know this isn't particularly the most intelligent or specific question ever, but I can't really say more than: what's this called? Basically a bunch of features (often for a product) under each ...
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Terminology Matters: “Create and Fill” vs “Create Form” or “Create new form” or “Start New Form”

Brief: I am working on a screen where a Sales Manager creates a new Customer Activation Form(business to business). He selects few criteria before creating the form. Based on his selections the form ...
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Is it wise to change the standard “Login / Sign In” text to something else?

I'm developing a mobile app for a client, and he keeps suggesting that instead of the conventional wording "Login" or "Sign In", we should use "Get Started" instead. I'm worried that the users might ...
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What is the term for designing an element such that it visually reflects the spatial design of the object in real life?

What is the term that specifically describes laying out an object or representation of an object such that the interface reflects the spatial orientation of the object in real life? For example, ...
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What to name a registration landing page for most effective user acceptance

I'm looking for advice and stats on what is the most user friendly naming conventions for a registration page. I'm assuming users are reminded of a spammy situation if they are giving up their email ...
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What is the best terminology to use for buttons for running, saving and duplicating reports?

I'm developing a web based reporting tool that allows users to give their report a title, pick their metrics, run/save reports, and then after some wait due to backend processing, view the results (...
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Why use the word History when its Recent

Most browsers use the word History to describe the most recent url we have been to and as a result I'm trying to define why its not called Recent. I've noticed most apps use "Open Recent" which is the ...
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Color Emotion Naming Convention Standard?

So I'm using one of the UI frameworks for a project I'm working on and I notice that there's a general naming convention for use of specific colors that are represented as moods. e.g.; Assertive =...
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What is the UX definition of a View?

The term "view" is used a lot in UX. In programming it often refers specifically to a user interface element associated with a model (e.g. in MVC or MV* frameworks). But I've heard it used in other ...
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Disambiguating “Allowed File Types” or “Allow Extensions”

It often happens that I will be using a piece of software, and I will have the opportunity to specify something to the effect of 'qualifying extensions', and extensions that meet that criteria will be ...
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What makes a form field mandatory?

In a Web form I have a question to which an answer needs to exist, so that a result can be shown to the user. It's about the users family status (single, family). Because there is a majority of users ...
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Does the average web user know about Boolean algebra?

I am working on a product and it works based on building queries and logical expressions. I am faced with a dilemma to design the product. A simple to understand method without any AND/OR logic, ...
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Difference between “callout” and “popup” (terminology)

I noticed that many in web development talk of "callout" and "callout menu" but they all seem to talk of different things. According to Wiktionary one meaning is: An annotation that pertains to a ...
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UX Newbie. What would be a good, quick way to test and prove my UX assumptions? [closed]

Last time I tried to redesign my college's class enrollment system. The problem is not everyone have access to that system, so it was hard for me to ask advice on internet. Also I didn't how to do ...
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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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Help with navigation terminology for an audit application

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 ...