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:
I've got a small question with a bit of prefacing
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,
E. TRAN ·
experience designer · (773)[masked]
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