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Re: [ia-55] Language for logged in users

From: Timothy S.
Sent on: Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:15 AM
First of all, hello everyone! My first post to this list. I have a software development background, but I have a keen interest in user interface usability.

Christine, I found this article on the topic to be interesting. 

Personally I would skip the prefix altogether and just go with Account Settings, but I'm here to learn from the experts ;)


On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 1:03 AM, Christine Tran <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi group,

I've got a small question with a bit of prefacing background:

I work with a startup company as part of a team that creates web-based applications (SaaS, is it?). I handled mostly wireframes and user flows on our most recent release, and I've now been asked to manage a sweep of the copy that was written for the users, to ensure consistency in the terminology used, clarity throughout instructions, and to double-check that the brand voice is present.

What I'm wondering is, when users log into their account, would you typically use header language that categorizes information as the user, or for the user? For example, to manage account settings, would you refer to it as My Account Settings, or Your Account Settings? It seems minor, but I was curious if anyone has done any kind of research to back one over the other, or if there is any sort of preference.

Thanks in advance,

CHRISTINE E. TRAN · experience designer · (773)[masked]

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