Questions tagged [terminology]

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

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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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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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What is the name for a plot that shows data at each X,Y coordinate

I'm creating some new plotting infrastructure and I can't figure out what this type of plot should be called. It's a pretty basic plot where you have an Cartesian X-Y grid and each grid cell ...
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What is different between Aa and Tt?

Many apps use Aa and Tt, sometimes the second letter in small caps, to indicate a text field or to display font options. Is there any different between them? What are the cases in which one should be ...
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General types of output of a computer [closed]

I am trying to understand what are the general types of output of a computer. I assume the following described general types of output are the only ones in the cosmos, but I might be wrong: Screened ...
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What do you call this side to side selector?

Code pen: https://codepen.io/kiwideejay/full/LzgBGQ/ It's essentially a radio button group - user must have one selected, and only one selected. The context it's used for isn't really filling in ...
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Terminology for app “tooltips” and teaching animations

Sometimes, when I download a new app, I encounter various tips and behaviour suggestions about what I can do and how to interact with the UI. Scenerio 1: For example, when I land on a screen, a sort ...
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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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Agree to “terms and conditions” before downloading a file

What is the terminology used to describe a mechanism that requires the user to accept specific terms and conditions before downloading a file? For example, given a web page with a list of files on it,...
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What is the correct name of the GMail status box? [duplicate]

GMail shows a very useful UI elements which is the yellow status box that appears when an image is deleted, for example. The features of that elements are that it shows a short text, it can have ...
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What is the proper name for “notification bars” in web design? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The notification tray at the top of Stack Exchange sites: what is it called? And are there other good examples of this? Many sites these days make heavy use of large, dynamic ...
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Semantic names for shift-click and ctrl(or cmd)-click?

I'm implementing something that uses shift-click and ctrl-click (cmd on the Mac) in the normal way. Shift-click lets you select a range of elements and ctrl-click lets you toggle the selection of ...
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Is “UX” as an abbreviation for “user experience” meant to be ironic? [closed]

I am wondering about the origins of the "X" in "UX" as an abbreviation for user experience. Has UX become a standard abbreviation because the people in this field find the term amusing? My thinking ...
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Whats the best term to use for approval after a checkbox? “Show” or “Enable”? [closed]

I am creating a panel, a part of a dashboard and would want to know whats the best term to use. User can disable or enable an specific item by showing it or not. For terminology purposes only, whats ...
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Best abbreviation of Real-End User Experience?

I know user experience is commonly abbreviated UX. What about composita? Real end-user experience monitoring (usually some kind of passive monitoring) is often called just Real User Experience. So I ...
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What is this type of navigation is called?

I came across the term for this style of navigation on a site but I failed to save the url. Anyone know what this type of navigation is called?
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What terminology should we use for product categories and collections?

we have an online shop selling different categories of Accessories and Jewellery. To make the site more accessible and browsable, we have a left column which contains: Shop by collection handmade ...
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User Experience Designer / Interaction Designer - Who Am I? [closed]

I have been into User Experience area since last 1.5 Years. Still a newbie here. UX is a fresh concept to my organization. And I & Organization are working together to make UX an integral part of ...
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What is the correct spelling of wire frame? [closed]

What is the correct spelling of wire frame? Is it wireframe, wire-frame or wire frame?

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