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Update vs Modify vs Change - Create vs Add - Delete vs Remove

I am working in a human resources management application and I have to often work with the creation/deletion/updating of people from the web interface. I'd like to know whether Update, Change and ...
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Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?

If you delete something in Windows OS, it will go to Recycle bin. But if you think about it nothing recycles in it right? Say, you delete a virus infected file and again restore it from recycle bin ...
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What is the best email username to use for a myname.com domain?

Let's say I have the domain johnsmith.com and I want people to reach me via email, what is the best email username to use? Some examples: john@johnsmith.com - redundant john.smith@johnsmith.com - ...
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What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be? [closed]

We want to create input fields for a user's first and last names. What should the minimum and maximum limits be, if any, and why?
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What should my personal email be, if the domain name already includes my full name? [duplicate]

Pretend my name is John Doe; I own the domain name johndoe.com. I will be using this domain for a portfolio site, to host small projects, etc. When setting up the email server I thought through some ...
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Why do we have OS names like Mountain Lion, Jellybean, and Quantal Quetzal instead of numbers?

Less of a pressing question and more a "what happened here"? At some point in the past decade (most) OS's have switched over to these codenames for their versions with names like Mountain Lion, ...
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What is the best email address format for people with the same first and last name?

The larger the organisation (for example a company or educational institution), the more likely that there will be two people with the same name. Typically, email addresses are formatted firstname....
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What is the information that's always present without requiring user interaction called?

I remember reading about this type of information displayed in a toolbar before, but I can't recall or find it on the web. Ideas? Update the initial title of this question was What is the ...
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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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Best empirical method(s) for determining how to name something?

I'm a UX/UI designer leading the redesign of a web application that serves a primarily technical audience (DevOps professionals). A primary goal of our redesign is to make the UI more accessible to ...
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Should apps allow the use of non-Latin names?

When you have an application with an intended international audience, you are likely to run into issues with names. The W3C has some interesting documentation on names, but I'm not sure how good it ...
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User perception on non “.com” top level domains

I am thinking of buying a .co domain as a .com is not available for my company name. While the .co is cleaner and shorter many of us have gotten used to .com. Do users only remember the domain name ...
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Should first and last name be formatted?

When collecting first and last name from users, should the name be formatted if it will be shown to the user again? Example: BILL is formatted to Bill It seem almost impossible to account for all ...
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Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to make name input one field instead of first name/Last name. Wise? Worth it? I want to know that whether full name or first name and last name is better to ask in user ...
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Three tabs, each containing settings of increasing complexity - what should they be called?

I'm designing a web app. The settings menu consists of 3 tabs. For context, the user make an input, and the app generates an image. The first tab has very basic settings that even the least ...
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Which is easier to use: List of people sorted by FirstName, LastName or LastName, FirstName?

If you have a list of people, is it better to order them by FirstName, LastName or LastName, FirstName? Telephone books list by last name first: Outlook lists by first name first: Is one way "...
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What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?

What is the correct/best name for the UI component which acts like a breadcrumb trail but also indicates where the user is in a defined series of steps? You see it all the time, something like: ...
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Form with input boxes packed together

I'm wondering if there is an official name for this style of the form: Example uses: https://www.tumblr.com/login OR https://www.tumblr.com/register where the input boxes are packed together with a ...
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Getting the real name of an user

Currently, when registering on my site, users are presented with a first name field and a lastname field (plus an email and password field as usual). My reasoning behind this was to encourage users to ...
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Naming features of an app or site

Working closely with external clients, every now and then you run into one that's especially creative. They'll come up with very specific names for certain features they came up with, that don't align ...
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Choosing appropriate words for error levels

I develop an open-source, system monitoring tool, ServiceMon, and I'd really appreciate some help choosing the right words to use for a feature. The state of the system that is being monitored is ...
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How important is the match between name and content for a domain/site name?

Does the name of a site significantly influence the expectations of visitors? Specifically for domain and sub-domains with meaning; this question is excluding trademark names (google.com, yahoo.com, ...
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What is a good name for non-administrator users?

Not sure if this is the proper place for this question. In my opinion, it is related to user experience, but please correct me if I'm wrong. If you have a site/application that separate users with ...
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Can I reformat personal names obtained from a single form field?

I have been reading this excellent question and its answers, about collecting names from people in forms. The best answer (the accepted one anyway) seems to be to follow the W3C's advice on ...
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Differentiate between exact date and date period (e.g., month vs. month of year)

I'm working on a web-based reporting system that allows users to create ad-hoc charts. The user selects the data to be analyzed (e.g., sales dollars, sales volume, number of employees, etc.) in ...
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What are we calling the 3 lines button in mobile apps? [duplicate]

This button is appearing in many mobile apps and has the function of displaying off-screen menus, whether from the top of the screen or the side. When writing tutorials for example, what is a logical ...
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Putting names on international business cards in a helpful way

With electronic transmission of contact infos (h/x/j/vCard, CardDAV, EAS etc.) it should be possible to store unambiguously the various parts of a person’s name and title as well as their gender and ...
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Should icons be used to represent “name” and “surname” in a form?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the use of icons inside form fields is becoming very popular, especially in signup and login forms: Now, for email and password fields, I can see that the "...
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Name for widget with side-by-side available/selected listboxes?

Two list-boxes, side by side, one with available items, the other with selected items, with arrows in between to move items back and forth.
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Fusing words for website name: confusing or doable?

Arguably UX starts with the domainname. Well perhaps a bit far-fetched, so please feel free to suggest what might be a bitter fit than UX.SE for this question, but here it is anyhow. I'm looking at ...
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Are the new generic top level domains confusing to users? Should they be used or avoided?

If you are not aware, ICANN has approved quite a few generic top level domains and they intend to approve more. By generic, they mean regular old words will replace the common .com or .net, so we will ...
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Asking for “User ID” when ID is always an email

I tend to have one username that I use for most of the sites that require it (and thankfully it is almost always available). There are a number of sites where the user ID is an email (this post was ...
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Intuitive cross-cultural terms for full name and name-to-be-addressed-as

If a user interface only deals with English or European languages, it's usually quite straightforward to split a user's name into given_name and surname. This way, you can easily do things like: "...
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Best way of calling urls on my website

I have a website where factories are stored in different categories, but now i was wondering how to call the factories in my urls. I have an url for showing factories in a category: http://mydomain....
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What is better… “Hello, [First Name]” or “Hello, [First and Last Name]”?

Just looking for some suggestions or best practice thoughts... If a user logs in and the site displays a welcome message, is "Hello, John" better than "Hello, John Doe?" Displaying the only first name ...
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Is there a name for “mirrored” layout?

if you are arab or hebrew then the file dialog should be to the right and everything in the GUI should be reversed and mirrored, also menus should switch from left the right if you switch from English ...
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What is the technical term or common name for this widget?

What would you call the UI element that allows a user to add and remove elements from a collection as the favourite / ignored tags widget on the homepage of any stack exchange site does?
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Names: MCGRADY instead of McGrady and ROLFO instead of Rolfö

This question applies anywhere last names are displayed, especially when displayed without first names. (Some examples: news or sports broadcasts or video games) When is it appropriate to use ...
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Does the disappearing floating menu bar in use by Facebook and others have a name?

What I'm talking about is the Status / Photo / Check In bar in this image: It's visible when you're at the top of the scroll view, or after you scroll up and let go. It slides away when you scroll ...
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In breadcrumbs in a CMS what should I use as the page name

In our content management system, users can create/delete/edit pages for their website. When editing a page we like to show breadcrumbs. For example someone creates an about-us page. Should the ...
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When applications get personal

Has anyone come across research on the use of first names in applications? We're working on an application with many questions. There's a desire to use the first name of the user, their spouse's name ...
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Why does it seems like the convention is “Last Name, First Name” all over the web?

I understand that in a long list of names that searching typing in last name first makes it easier to filter but all over the web, I see tables where names are listed as "Last Name, First Name" format ...
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“Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content

If content-curation comes from the users for a consumer-facing site and there's no "down-vote" option, are "likes" better or "votes" better? Here's my thoughts: "Like" provides a more friendly and ...
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Good names for turning site responsive-ness on and off?

I'm doing work on a website that has been 1900px wide long time, and most of the users aren't extremely tech-savvy and usually +40 years old. To give you an idea of the content of the website, all the ...
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Word for a group of numbers?

I have a list of different numbers/ID's related to a company and right now I am using the title ID's to group them but I feel that this title may not be the best. Does anyone know of any better words ...
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Should I call my button “Unjoin” or “Leave”

I'm creating a web app where people can organise football games, played in the real world (screenshot below to give some context). I'm struggling to choose a good name for the button, which allows ...
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Email username for automated emails

What would you suggest to use as a cool, friendly username for automated emails? So for example if a user signs up he receives a welcome email with his login details from certain address like info@...
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Naming “Long running tasks” for a web application

We have a large & complex web application where users currently can perform certain tasks, but they have to sit on the page and wait for them to complete. Some of these take a really long time, ...
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Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?

We are working on the design of a CMS to manage webstores. We need to define a name for the home page or start screen of the webstore CMS. Based on user research, we decided that this page will ...
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Partial name search in “ideographic” locale

I'm building a UI that includes search by person's name, for locales where majority of names are spelt with kanji or hànzì. Search in Latin script often features live partial search and sometimes ...