Clear languare: Use category names that people understand

Hora Loranger from Nielsen Norman Group has a nice article that shows what to keep in mind when choosing category names for websites (or user interfaces):

  • Choose descriptive words and phrases
  • Avoid made-up words or terms
  • Check for overlapping categories
  • Use classification schemes that communicate attributes your users can decipher
  • Don’t rely on your instincts when deciding label names.

Use usual, great examples and more insight in provided in the article. Highly recommended.



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