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

From: Dan L.
Sent on: Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:19 AM

I would suggest it's preferable to use the person's name or username as the button or dropdown, which can lead to Account Settings.

Don't use the "My" or "Your" language at all. 

Note that this approach is common practice now on Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Youtube, etc.



On 3/22/12 1:03 AM, Christine Tran 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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