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More or less what Benny said, with a couple additions: since you're working with content, remember that blocks of content are affected by actions and may be affected by other content, so in your case, new is relative to other content. With that in mind you must consider these variables that affect your content (in your specific case, there might be a lot ...


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You need to set the new items in relation to other items, and how often you expect to get new items in the list. If you get a hundred new items every day, it would be bad to have the new flag for 72 hours, since you would then get roughly 300 items displayed as new. On the other hand if you have a list where you only get one new item a month, and as a cause ...


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I did a small User Testing with your icons. Chose 5 tech-savvy almost college aged kids who stay nearby and showed them the icons with the labels hidden. This is what they had to say This is the distribution for each icon Music-3 Songs-2 Movies-1 Videos-4 Search-all 5 More-all 5 But, the TV icon was ambiguous TV-3? Screen-1? Track pad-1? ...


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I think this discussion is very interesting. On the ux podcast by Per Axbom and James Royal-Lawson I heard they talk about the "hamburger menus" used on mobile devices and how often this icon is pressed depending on if the button had the label "menu" next to it or not. I googled it and came across this related article. http://exisweb.net/menu-eats-hamburger ...


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It's simple. Use normal, natural language in your entire UI as much as possible. Let's take an example of a message box: Wrong: "Delete?" Right: "Are you sure you want to delete this file?" To understand where these short message boxes and labels come from we need to go back to a time where computers were much more limited than today. In the beginning, ...


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Other issues include: Is this a website or an app? Websites are typically friendlier and zippier. Will the text be localized? Other languages may have trouble translating labels that are too short to provide context. How much room is there in the UI? If space is really constrained, you might not have any choice.


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There isn't a UX answer to this except for answering some basic questions. What do your user expect? How will your users react to your choice? These basic questions will result in widely different answers based on who your users are. Expert users (people who use the system constantly for work) and who are bombarded by data may appreciate terse labels. ...


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I would categorize your question as being one of "writing style" or "voice and tone". But, it's still a good question. I'm looking for a public corporate style guides that covers this topic... and not finding much. You can try browsing through the articles at http://styleguides.io/ for more research on other companies that have made decisions or shared ...


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I can't upvote yet but I would be happy as a user with either top left or category tabs. so imagine two upvotes, one on each. if it didn't follow me, I'd would on android or anything not apple appreciate a "tap top to go to top" option (apple) and also a "tap bottom of screen to return /to where you were when you tapped " top." I do a fair bit of online ...


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Agree regarding use of a style manual to be consistent with formal convention. You may also want to benchmark against any industry leader to check consistency with what consumers are used to seeing (popular convention). In some cases formal and popular conventions do not match. If this is the case and popular usage is inconsistent then congratulations, you ...


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The Chicago Manual of Style and AP have detailed information regarding this. In general if it is part of a paragraph and the intended reader is getting textual information then it ought to be spelled out (two as opposed to "2"). If the text is a list of accounting or technical information then numbers are appropriate. If it's something in between the two ...



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