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I think with any naming conventions, consistency, familiarity and logic are your best friends. The problem with the word "Generate" is not much the term, but the lack of context around it. "Generate New Report" makes more sense than "Generate" or "New". But keep in mind that once users know what "Generate" means, they probably don't need to be reminded that ...


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Just a food for thought. How about recent means current user session, and history means current session plus anything that was before unless user has cleared it. Depending on your use case of what that tab displays exactly, you can choose the label. I am saying session values in recent, because I want the system to be a deterministic system. The recent ...


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I guess one possible reason for this confusion stems from a lack of consistency or clarity around the language and naming convention for applications, or that it is context-sensitive/dependent. If you look at the word 'history' as a collective noun, then anything that is not in the present (i.e. that the use is currently looking at) is in the past and ...


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Define recent... It's been given the term history because it happened in the past. My recent history has https://www.stackoverflow.com but my old history shows the login page for my college registration. Technically it should be called a log because it's logging the sites I've visited but I don't think most users would understand the concept.


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You could define history as anything in past (i.e. "the past considered as a whole" - Google), or as the documented past (i.e. historic vs. pre-historic), in which case the definition fits. If the past data is more than just the recent history, you wouldn't want to separate it (i.e. recent history vs. non-recent history pages), other than limiting the ...


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I think based on the naming scheme for the themes that it might be more of a semi-random convention rather than anything else. In fact, I think you'll find it very difficult to stick to the convention and expanding on it simply because of the ambiguity in the naming scheme. If you examine it more closely: light: could be referring to colour or weight, so ...


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There are many different color-semantic mapping schemes, but most have some basis in color theory. Color theory is quite expansive so an explanation of how specific colors are matched to meaning is probably not suitable for UX.SE. Fortunately there are a lot of resources available to help you work through this. The term you want to look up is "color ...


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Meanings of colors vary by culture. Of course, a few colors have similiar meanings everywhere, for example gold stands for sucess and high quality in most cultures. On the other hand in the U.S. white signifies purity and is used at weddings, but in other cultures white is color used for death and funerals. It's very likely that the authors used meanings of ...


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Gallery - A selection of things displayed usually in a either a Pintrest type way or as a series that you step through. Carousel - is a revolving selection of things that are either automatic or user input driven or at a fair ground. Slider - is a control element usually seen in things like music/video apps (seek bar) or as a volume control that a user ...


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The clear distinction between "slider" and "carousel" lies on the user experience that both deliver, which define the context of both words: 1) Slide --> a knob or lever that is moved horizontally or vertically to control a variable. 2) Carousel --> a merry-go-round. Personally, I would opt to address, articulate and deliver them "distinctively"! I would ...


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You can also refer to this link, http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/user-interface-elements.html



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