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Something like "Authentication forms" or "Authentication pages". Those were the terms I used when creating mockups with Balsamiq. A "Password Recovery" page could also be part of several "Self-service pages".
I have encountered it being called 'Zero State', 'Empty State', 'New User' or 'Zero Data'. Here's a good article that provides a summary on different states that might be educational and added knowledge on this topic as well. Nothing What happens before your component does anything? Maybe it’s the first time a user sees it. Maybe it’s not ...
I am new to user experience as well and I refer you to http://de.slideshare.net/Luristic/the-anatomy-of-rich-user-experience it is a white paper on rich user experience that also presents quite a few definitions! Below are few good definitions of user experience: User Experience (UX or UE) is a term used to describe the overall experience and ...
Those terms are pretty unpopular. Only to the marketing guys of the software companies you researched. Probably you are looking for the word "Web Analytics" and if you need abbreviation use WA, althouth there is no need for one because this gives additional hurdles to the users trying to remember what that RUEI thing means.
Smud I understand you dont want to use the word devide for all.. and we would have to create a new word... 'Device' is the closest and more commonly used term for all such things.. but lets coin a new word, all things have humble beginnings. Its smart and its a device. Lets call this "SmartDee/Smudee".. Or just SMUD. I like Smud actually... Any computer, ...
How about an open and close? You Open the page for editing and close it to leave. I have worked on several CMS that use this method. Or can they just be in edit mode all the time? Seems the simplest to me. No need for buttons.
I think you are talking about cognitive psychology. This type of science is concerned with attention, working memory (short-term, long-term), perception and other general capabilities of human brain to perceive, process and act upon stimuli. Alternatively, you want to read more about information architecture which is concerned with how to display ...
I think the word you are looking for is environment. It encompasses both hardware and software and its OS agnostic. Does not overly define any particular characteristic that might leave other items out. Please restart your environment. This application is not compatible with your environment. Your Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10 is an environment is an ...
The various subdisciplines of design are much more Venn diagram than distinct categories, and people tend to use the terms somewhat interchangeably and/or not-entirely-accurately (your first UX course being mostly about project management is a great example -- you weren't using the wrong term, arguably the course designers were.) Several of the issues you ...
Unless the context strongly suggests otherwise, a device for me would be a specific part or attachment (such as keyboard,mouse, touchscreen, hard disk, USB stick, webcam - at least anything that can come with what is called a device driver for a reason) of my system. So is system possibly a better word? Smartphone users may not consider their toy a system; ...
Thank you for asking this, because I've had no luck with the same problem. My best suggestion to you is "your equipment". [Edited for clarity]
The fact is "device" sucks as a word, but for better or worse it is the best word here. It is totally unambiguous and literally universally used for this situation (at time of writing). The key insight is that sometimes, as writers, we have to use "words that suck". Regarding new words which come in to usage, some suck and are annoying. Some are really ...
Endpoint is another term. This usually appears on IoT articles or other discussions involving swarms of devices.
Although I do like the word "devices" (as a trendy term, often used when throwing around the phrase "Internet of Things"), I'm also aware of some other terms used by some official specifications. When discussion network communications, the term node often has a more specific meaning. For example, when discussing IP networks, standards indicates that a ...
Aside from Device, you may want to consider System and Machine. As in: Please restart your System or Please restart your Machine. The detail with System and Machine is that they are too broad. Also Machine may have the connotation of mechanical machine. Regardless, they are inclusive terms. For an antecedent consider the use of machine in "virtual ...
The specific examples you gave: Please restart your device This application is not compatible with your device both have something in common - giving either of these messages to the user is awful UX. There's no reason something you, as an application/service/website/whatever developer, can produce should ever require the user to restart their ...
If you are dead set on not using word device, then you should consider being more precise and say exactly what device you are referring to. So in case of desktop computer you would say something like: "Please restart your computer", and in case of mobile phone you would say "Please restart your mobile phone". Using generic term just to save few lines of ...
You can use the term Gauge Definition: An instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something.
How about "CPU" or simply "Processor"? "Please restart your processor" makes sense to me whether applied to a small wearable or a large desktop machine.
Electronic Device The term 'electronic device' is an overarching term which includes everything which has a piece of electronics to build some kind of intelligence. Electronic device includes washing machines, printers, speakers, 3D printers, quadcopter etc. Smart glasses, smart watches, smart socks etc are wearable electronic devices. Phones, tablets ...
Unfortunately there is no better word than device. Not even 'hardware' or 'operating system' (which is the actual thing you want restarting / causing the incompatability). Nor appliance, system, environment, instrument, computer, processor, apparatus, equipment, etc. To make things clear, refer to this device, so whether it's a phone, desktop, or washing ...
The word medium comes to mind, even though some may consider it somewhat too vague since it can be interpreted as either an electronic device or the way you handle your device (i.e. radiowaves, voice input etc).
The two answers that any geek would instantly endorse (but no one else would) are box (and it's plural boxen) and endpoint. Box speaks to the abstract nature of any machine which is turing complete, whereas endpoint speaks of the nature of network connections. Neither connotation would necessarily impinge on the understanding of the typical user. the ...
IF you don't want to use the word device then you could use something more specific like (obviously) operating system. Or just use "Restart your system." "Not compatible with your system" Or don't even give it a name and say "Restart" Not compatible with this OS.
If the application you are using is connecting to a server you can use the term Client to describe all of these personal computers and devices. A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server. Note: I'll be the first to admit this is a somewhat flimsy definition, I carefully nitpicked for a ...
“Device” is shorthand for “[computing] device.” You don’t have to use the shorthand: “Please restart your computing device.” “This application is not compatible with your computing device.”
I just googled for synonyms for device: device [n] 1. a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment, e.g. "a measuring device" synonyms: implement, gadget, utensil, tool, appliance, piece of equipment, apparatus, piece of apparatus, piece of hardware, instrument, machine, mechanism, ...
I use the word device to mean anything you use to do work which extends to computers and (most of the time) mobile phones. English StackExchange suggests using mobile device for describing phones and laptops, so I don't see why adding in "immobile devices" would ruin the effectiveness of using the word device to include phones, laptops, and tower PCs.
I'm working on this exact feature right now in the context of a profile user managing their avatar. When the user navigates to the edit avatar screen the logic is like this: If the user has previously uploaded/linked to one or more avatars, we show thumbnails of those under a heading titled: "Chose a previous image". Regardless of whether or not the user ...
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