Incomprehensible interface labels

May 7, 2009

Usability guru Whitney Quesenbery had this to say about short, incomprehensible interface labels in a January 2009 post she made to a technical writers’ discussion list I’m on:

“It started with applications that used a single word (to save memory), contributing to interfaces that were laconic to the point of incomprehensibility. As I used to say, let’s get wild and spend a verb.”

I like it — it explains a lot!

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