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Questions tagged [tone-of-voice]

Tone of voice refers to the way of how communication is reflects on a product, brand or company.

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Tone of Voice when speaking to audience [closed]

Working on a new homepage for my site and my primary audience is developers. In my title I was planning on using something like... Helping </developers> achieve their potential The markup ...
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Tone of voice for helping users while completing forms

What's a good tone of voice to help users while completing forms? See labels in the examples below. I'm thinking of either a... very compact '0/200 characters' to indicate their total number of ...
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Copy for a checkbox - Positive or negative? [duplicate]

I have a checkbox that is intended to allow the user to send email notifications or not. We'd prefer the email notifications to be sent, so email notifications are sent by default, giving the user an ...
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Is there a journal, dictionary or database of fonts and their established usage?

I'm looking for a font dictionary that will allow me to choose a font by conventional meaning and traditional usage. What I'm thinking of should exist, since I think that font meaning is learned ...
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Authentic/Slang Talk tone of language in UI design

I have come across more than 1 website making use of a kind of tone in language that resembles street talk. It significantly differs from the ''cool nerd'' facade that most startups use, which I ...
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How to ask for a user's identity?

My company is working on an internal phone application to be used by many users that requires authentication. Based on historical data, we can assume the likelihood of a user's identity at a given ...
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Logged in As or Welcome?

At the top of a normal webpage, is it better to say: Welcome, Username or Logged in as Username? Which one is better for the end user? EDIT: Or is better just to display there username, and ...
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Is it okay to talk about “we” on a one-person startup blog?

pre: Thought about the best place to ask this in the SE universe and I think UX is closest, but I might be unaware of some better fit so open to suggestions. I'm soon to launch a saas-company that ...
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Why is it that all caps text looks like SHOUTING, but all caps handwriting is easier to read?

Specifically for UI -- handwritten mockups, comics, etc are always better all-caps, but the same is never true for printed text. Why is that? Visual Studio 2012's all-caps menus are generally ...
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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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'My Account' or 'Your Account'?

I want to put a link to an account page in a toolbar. What person should I use to refer to the user's settings? Should I call it 'My Account' or 'Your Account'? I've seen both is use, and I'm not sure ...
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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 ...