If I have a page or window that allows the user to manage something, for example a subscription, should the title be "Manage subscription" or "Subscription management?" Which word order gives the best clarity and does this principle apply to other labels (like tabs)?

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  • This is something that you really need to check with your particular users - Only they will be able to tell you what works best for them. – Andrew Martin Nov 2 '17 at 8:12

If it's a page title, use a noun. If it's something that indicates an action, use a verb.

For example; if you go to your management page, call it 'x management'. On that page, when you want to add an item, label the button 'add item'.

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  • That means if I'm on the main page, I would have a button or link that says "Manage X." When the user presses that and navigates in, it should show "X Management?" – Jai Nov 3 '17 at 0:47
  • @Jai I guess it depends if you call a navigation link an action – nafg Jan 23 '19 at 22:22

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