Questions tagged [terminology]

Words used to describe or identify things, either from the user or designer's perspective.

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Terminology: Max. and min. vs. highest and lowest

In a line graph, there is a highest point and a lowest point. But what are these called? max and min or highest and lowest?
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What is the difference between information design and usability? [closed]

I couldn't find a suitable answer to the question. I was hoping if you could point out the difference between information design and usability? Or is it the same?
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Stickers versus Emojis: what is the difference?

I have a very basic question. I would like to know the difference between a sticker and an emoji (as used in text messaging). Are they the same thing, our is there a difference? Is it just the size (...
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How to call a Multipurpose Bar?

First of all, i'm not 100% sure i'm in the right place to ask this, but my question is strongly related with User Experience but is an actually naming issue, i'm so stucked on the definition of this. ...
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What are common terms for sections of a web application behind and not-behind login?

I'm looking for some concise recognizable terms to help code organization for pages or content of a web application that are either behind a login or not behind a login.
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What should be the column title in a grid which shows checkboxes, where sorting is enabled?

I am looking for a title for the checkboxes where sorting is enabled for that particular column. Since they're checkboxes, I'm not sure what the title could be since there isn't any descriptive factor ...
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Name for specific design type instance

So if you look at my little visual example below, the format on top I assume would just be technically referred to as a Grid or Tabular format, but if you were to break each of those rows out and make ...
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Terminology - User / Account / Profile / Login

These words are often used to refer to the same thing, even though they have a bit different meaning: User, Profile, Account, Login. When researching I found an article called Monday Back to Basics: ...
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What's a better and more user friendly term than 'Audiences"

If there is a segmented audience set, comprising of individuals as one segment, and various types of businesses as other segments, is there a good collective term that can be used as a top level ...
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Choosing the right term: Professional vs Premium

I'm having to choose a marketing name for a commercial version of a product. I have to decide if use the term "Professional" or "Premium". In terms of User Experience, can someone help me to spot the ...
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What labels to use for a Simple and Advanced view of financial related information?

I am creating a page that displays information about companies listed on a stock exchange. One of the views is going to be Simple, showing only a limited view of information and data while the other ...
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What would you call a Mode that is both a limited Demo but also gives you a fast overview of the program?

We are considering a mode for our program that accomplishes two different Outcomes with one set of functinonality: This is educational software. If they do not want to give an email address they are ...
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How to differentiate between “software” and “application” in the context of a company's products and services?

I am a bit confused about the way the terms software and application are being used these days. It seems that the additional context of web and mobile has added to the meaning when people use one term ...
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What is the easiest to understand terminology for “create account” vs. “logon to account”? and “start paying”

I'm trying to decide on terminology for our educational software for. Here are the 3 goals,reason I prefer that term, and some alternate terminology. Sign-Up (create an account, clear that it's the ...
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Shall I use the term 'Gallery' or 'Library' for a collection of items?

I have a collection of items that a user can choose from. I need to give this collection a name but I am unsure as to what. I don't want to use the collection name 'Saved Items' as this will confuse ...
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Is there a term used to describe the aesthetics of visual and data design combined (e.g. infographic aesthetics)?

I have been doing infographic design as part of providing content for websites and software applications (and print materials as well), and I know a lot of people talk about the concept data/ink ratio ...
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What is a Problem Statement?

Can someone help me clarify what are the Problem Statements and Hypothesis Statements in UX Research? Do you need to provide a single statement per project or multiple? What are the differences from ...
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What is the standard in crypto markets, “Open Orders” or “Pending Orders”? [closed]

I am wondering what is the best way to name a section where only pending/open transaction are gonna be shown. As a crypto "broker", what will be more understandable, open or pending orders?
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New name after duplicating existing entry

Imagine I have list of names. User could duplicate one of the names but the system requires that each name is unique. To save users time, the name field of the duplicate name is already prefilled. ...
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Is there a name / descriptor for “elevated backgrounds”?

I'm trying to find a good naming structure to name commonly "elevated" elements in box-like components. What I mean by this is not buttons or similar things, but rows with different background colors, ...
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How to better communicate change of name to existing users?

Our product has in the recent years grown and I think that to a new user, a different taxonomy would make more sense. The good thing is that we don't quite have too many existing users yet so I think ...
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Term to summarize webpage and mobile app

I am currently making a UX design course, so I am sorry if my question is silly. I am starting with my first projects and this question that I´ve been asking to myself for a while, is now stuck in my ...
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Industry term for when an app pre-fills information and remembers settings?

Is there a UX industry term for the system behavior where a user's information and preferences (like name or language) is carried across pages to personalize the experience of using the site?
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What is the best terminology to use on a modal's buttons when a user is about to leave said page?

I hope this question is not too banal. I would like to use the best terminology for a modal's buttons. Context: I'm building a feature for an administrative tool. The feature is on a customer ...
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Sematics Question for People Who Know About SSL certificates [closed]

I'm looking to get some quick, informal feedback about some copy we may use in our UI. If you're familiar with SSL certificates, can you read the copy below and let me know your thoughts? Copy: "...
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User Guide or User's Guide (or something else)?

Since almost every designer/developer I know RTFM's (ahem), thought I'd ask... When you need a reference to help you understand a tool, which term to you think of/search for? User Guide User's Guide ...
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Name for combo box with substring filter?

What do you call a combobox in which what you write in the combobox filters a (long) list that can be accessed as a dropdown menu. Here we filter with the strings igh, s, and not old; so any line ...
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How do you call the entity that will have duplicates assigned to?

I'm looking for the best word to use describing the entity that will have a duplicate or duplicates associated with, the one that will remain, say, during a merging process, while the duplicate of it ...
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How to call the text which is adjacent to a text field? [closed]

I am having a currency field similar to the below one. What is the UX terminology for the portion which holds the text "INR" and non-interactive. I have to decide the SCSS variable name (should be ...
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How to refer to time duration on charts

The chart below has a total duration of one week, and the data was grouped by a one day duration to come up with each of the bars. What should the total duration (1 week) and group by duration (1 day)...
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Can I use an example in a field name?

Is it acceptible to include an example/illustration in a parameter label? We have a feature that can read numbers imported via Excel spreadsheet as minor currency units, meaning if the user enters 60 ...
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UX Semantic Naming In Other Applications

I am a UI/UX designer. I am also an avid mountain biker. I am part of a trail building committee with a local group from my city. Having a technical background, I have been tasked in mapping out our ...
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Best terminology to use for forms

The title might not make much sense. But I am creating an admin portal where there will be some dyslexic users. I have created a few pages that follow the same format. Main page with table and a page ...
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What is the difference between Persuasive Design, Behavioral Design and UX?

Can anyone explain what's the difference (or connection) between Persuasive Design, Behavioral Design and UX? How does the Term "captology" fit into this? For me it looks as if "Behavioral Design" is ...
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How to describe maximum terms in a simple math application

I'm working on a simple math app that lets you do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I allow the user to select which operators they want to use and configure the maximum range. I'm ...
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Correct name of transparent instructional overlays / coach marks for announcing new features or first time use?

I find always more often when using a mobile app for the first time, these kind of instructional overlays or coach marks which illustrate to the user the basic gestures and menus of an application. ...
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How to name (reverse) values of a playback speed slider

I got a video-dialog that comes with a Playback-speed slider. The slider holds the values -16x, -8x, -4x, -2x, -1x, -1/2x, 1/2x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x Negative values mean reversed playback. The ...
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App with optional modules - main settings menu naming?

Our app has multiple products that you can opt into, let's pretend it's named "Xanadont". Each product (or module) has configurable settings plus the main app has settings. There's a ...
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Button naming conventions

I need a common button to upload text and image under a section. Any suggestions please? Note: On click of the button, a modal window opens and then text and image can be uploaded!!
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How to categorize users based on day-to-day using

I want to ask for the right terminology for user categories based on their day-to-day use? for example app: User use the app everyday to get the job done User use the app day after day to get ...
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What would I call a user changeable field?

We have a system that allows a customer service representative(CSR) to create a note on a customer. Sometimes these notes are very similar in nature or wording. I am programming a few forms that ...
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how can i obtain a cut off value in 5 point likert scale

how can i find a cut off value for attitude using a 5 point likert scale where i have 20 statements.The scale ranges from strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree and strongly disagree, each with a ...
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Terminology for cloud service

I have a quick question regarding the most frequently used / understandable term: My company has an online, cloud based business that allows fitness companies such as gyms to manage their whole ...
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What is this tag based search called?

I'm working on a project that focuses heavily on Search to discover materials. My thought was to incorporate a tag based search feature to allow for quick search and quick filtering, not based on a ...
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Are users confortable with the terms “Query” or “Dataset”? [closed]

I'm designing an application that let's users easily fetch data from a database and manipulate it in real time. Think of writing SQL queries, but in a visual way, without having to learn all those ...
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What's the best word/label to put on a multitask button?

We have a web app. It currently has a button which opens a modal window. This modal window has quite a lot of functions in it. Here they are: Generate a PDF of the selected products (the most ...
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What is this hover menu on mobile website called? is it custom built or third party tool?

I stumbled upon this great browsing experience on reuters mobile site. It uses hovering menu, when clicked opens up a number of other tools such as search, share, font, etc. I was wondering what it is ...
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How to call collectively top-level elements of the interface common to different screens

I am looking for a common, collective word that describes major parts of the interface of a web-app which are seen on many different pages/screens, as opposed to parts of the interface specific to a ...
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Is the term account confusing when referencing the user of a site or app?

I'm currently working on a user menu for a site and I'm worried that the term Account could be confusing because of the nature of the relationship. Just like with a bank one user may have multiple ...
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How should I call the 'moving target' problem?

I have a problem with Swype. Every time I finish a phrase and try to hit the [Send] button, I discover that it's moved. This happens because the word suggestion bar disappears after writing the dot. ...

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