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“Your” vs “My” in user interfaces

Some user interfaces feature titles such as: My documents My photos My previous orders While others opt for: Your documents Your photos Your previous orders Are their any guidelines addressing ...
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User Profile, My Account, or just Settings?

I am writing a little webapp, and am stuck on a UI hangup. I have a global menu bar at the top of the screen, that when the user is signed in consists of: Signed in as Joe User (with username as ...
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Options, preferences, settings, configurations: What to call them in my application?

I've seen a lot of different applications use a lot of different terminology for the part of the application that lets you change the settings. But are there any advantages/conventions as to using one ...
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What are some analogs for “My Account”?

I'm working on a web application and I'm looking to name the area of the site that has the following: Manager Profile (preferences for the current user who is a manager. Like avatar, name, email, etc)...
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Any user research done to know whether to use “Your/My” or “<person's name>”

I'm not working in the field of UX, but something occurred to me the other day that I would like to ask. Let's say we are logged into a website, and at the top of the page, you have a dropdown for ...
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1answer
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Is it important to display a username to a user when logged in?

Our system header currently displays an icon and a username, as seen below: For reasons of accessibility and clarity of purpose I have re-designed it to display a clearer call to action, as seen ...
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1answer
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User menu, User's menu, User profile, User activity or something different for block of menu of the user?

When you log in on the site, you have in a sidebar a menu of a user (block; or widget if you are familiar with WordPress) with links to his account settings, his comments, posts, private messages etc....
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Should a UI say “My Stuff”, or “Your Stuff”? [duplicate]

I've been getting some different opinions on this question, and wondered if anyone has a well-motivated response. Basically, if I have a part of a website that's called "My something" or "Your ...
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1answer
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What is the right perspective for applications to talk from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Your” vs “My” in user interfaces For example, the pictures folder on windows is called "my pictures", but an app might say "are you sure you'd like to delete that"? Even ...
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1answer
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When refering to the user of an application should I use “You” or “Me”? [duplicate]

I am designing an application where I have a list of items. Some have been added by "You" (the user) and some have been added by your colleagues (everyone else) To show who has added the item I show ...