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I know there is a term in UX to describe the situation where the user is aware of the state of the system (or lack of it).

For example when filling a form, after clicking Save, and user has not a way of knowing that the form was actually saved.

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    Visibility of System Status www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/ – UX Labs Nov 9 '18 at 10:53
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    @UXLabs that's an answer rather than a comment isn't it? ;) – RobbyReindeer Nov 9 '18 at 10:55
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    @RobbyReindeer yea but im on mobile so i thought i'd hint it and someone else might rewrite it better – UX Labs Nov 9 '18 at 10:59
  • @UXLabs sounds pretty like much what I'm looking for. :) Maybe there are also other terms that refer to this? Thanks! – despuestambien Nov 9 '18 at 13:37
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    @AlejandroC this principle is the one you are looking for, although i understand your need to look for other terms, i myself have a different view; it's a bit controversial to disagree with nngroup but i do actually i would have much rathered it being referred as "awareness/evidence of system status" since visibility by definition is bound to vision, does this mean voice-based systems do not apply? And what about the blind users? In regards to the term i think it can be improved but the principle is the same and is the most commonly recognized, if i were you i would not bother complicating it – UX Labs Nov 9 '18 at 14:08
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The most popular is "visibility of system status"

NNGroup has a good article that covers everything: Visibility of System Status

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