< Projects | Usability | HIGRevision as of 18:17, 30 December 2013 by Htietze (talk | contribs) (→Examples)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Purpose Every word displayed in an application is part of a conversation with users. This conversation is an opportunity to provide clarity and to help people feel comfortable in the system. Guidelines Use a terminology that is familiar and easy to understand for the target audience (i.e. Persona) of your application. Avoid contractions such as Don't and Won't etc. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and tech-babble. Use a tone that’s informal and friendly, but not too informal. Keep information short and consistent; avoid redundancy or unnecessary words. Don't abuse capitalization because it draws people’s attention. In respect to chronological information consider that your app is potentially used for decades; don't use fix dates like this year. Follow system-wide conventions for basic functions to keep wording consistent. Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Usability/HIG/Wording&oldid=81526" Categories: UsabilityPresentationText Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.