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

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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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Are users comfortable with the term 'portal'?

I am building a site for managing datasets. The home page will be a portal displaying summary info about the user's datasets and other datasets in the system. I'm trying to decide what to call this ...
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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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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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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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Can the term “sitemap” also apply to software apps?

A client requested us that he needed the number of pages for the app we are thinking to build. And I came across with this curious question: is that list of pages called "sitemaps" also in a ...
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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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Search Vs. Filter- what is the difference

From the view of the user (not from a technical view)- What are the main differences between searching and filtering data, in order to get specific results? i.e.- in both cases the user is looking ...
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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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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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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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What is a “toast notification”?

Microsoft mentions the toast as a visual element in the package manifest for Metro-style apps with the attribute ToastCapable="true". What does this mean?
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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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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 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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n-to-n selector UI [duplicate]

I am looking for a name of one specific UI element. I have unsuccessful tried to identify it before but this attempt failed. What I am looking for is an n-to-n selector where items move between two ...
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Name for widget with side-by-side available/selected listboxes?

Two list-boxes, side by side, one with available items, the other with selected items, with arrows in between to move items back and forth.
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Usability/UX elevator pitch?

Whenever I try to introduce someone to usability/ux, I always find myself having to explain the following: The definition of usability/ux. The fact that I make web site easier and more pleasant to ...
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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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What is the difference between user journey and task flow

I was wondering if you could explain me what is the difference between a user journey and a task flow? I tried to read and look for example images in Google...and I can't find the difference between ...
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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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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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What is User Experience (UX)?

I've looked at this site for the first time today. I've checked About, the FAQ and the FAQ and searched, and I don't seem to be able to find an answer on this site. These are the closest I can find: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When did UX start being called UX?

When did people start talking about User Experience as a role/domain similar to the way that it's used today? The earliest reference I can find is the Norman, Miller, Henderson CHI 95 piece on ...
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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 ...
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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+.