Friday, March 26, 2010
"Compose" and "Edit" modes: what will end users think these terms mean
“Compose” mode sounds like it was intended for original key entry of text. But you can copy from Word into it – but Blogger, or Vista, will ask for permission.
The “moral of the story” is reserved for systems analysts. When designing user-interfaces, the terminology chosen may make the end user believe some other purpose is intended, and a user may think that a product or a change is not working properly when actually it is.
Bear this in mind for interviews.