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I agree that user testing is great, however I have found that there's almost never the time or resources to test UI text formally. The "last word" is typically (for better or worse) the product owner, but all parties should have the opportunity to make their cases. There's info you haven't provided in the question... such as, WHY does the writer think it's ...


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Disclaimer: I'm biased, having worked as a dedicated UI text editor and writer on UX teams for 15 years (on top of several years of documentation experience). That said: ideally, there are trained content providers that work with PM, dev, design, and user experience teams to ensure that the UI text (control labels, messages, tooltips, instructional text ...


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Agreed with Peter Webb's and Ryan Gonzales' answer. To combine the two, maybe create a table of quotes from zen masters and yogis or something akin to that and do a "fortune cookie" style notification that randomly gives the user a quote followed by a gentle reminder to meditate. Example: "In order to carry positive action we must develop here a positive ...


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Both of your proposed messages look like they could become quite irritating quite quickly. A computer app can't realistically tell you it is "time to meditate", as it can't possibly know what you are doing at the time. I suggest something like this: "Feeling stressed? You last meditated x days ago. Meditation can help you xxx", where the xxx is a ...


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This is a question of voice. How do you address the user across other channels (website, email, etc.)? Knowing and understand this will help determine the type of voice you wish to use in your messaging within the application. While I wouldn't consider this a UX question, I understand the potential experience impact. Short and sweet, use use your ...


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It's only negative if you allow it to be. There are plenty of examples of FAQs that aren't negative, that are light-hearted and fun. Look at any tech startups FAQs; https://onlycoin.com/support/faq/ is a great example of simple, easy to understand and also somewhat fun FAQs. The term itself is not associated with negativity, but often the answers searched ...



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