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Examples to make your UI copy more human

Examples to make your UI copy more human

The words we use in our Ul are critical in guiding people to achieve their goals.

They need to be simple, direct, and human.

Here’s a categorized list of words you can use in your app to make it an easy experience for your audience

These are from Deanna Horton, a Lead .Content Strategist at SurveyMonkey.

People

[robotic word (bad = [human word (good)]

  • he or she = they
  • his or her = their
  • user = anyone
  • user = person
  • user = someone
  • users = customers
  • users = people

Actions

[robotic word (bad)] = [human word (good)]

  • activate = turn on
  • assist help complete = finish
  • customize = edit
  • disable = turn off
  • enable -= turn on
  • purchase = buy

Access

[robotic word (bad)] = [human word (good)]

  • able to = can
  • allows you to = lets you
  • cannot = can’t
  • enables you to = lets you
  • in order to = to
  • required to = need to
  • unable to = can’t

Relationships

[robotic word (bad)] = [human word (good)]

  • regarding = about
  • associated with = a part of
  • additional = more
  • additional = other
  • due to the fact = since
  • e g. = for example
  • such as = like

Timing

[robotic word (bad)] = [human word (good)]

  • currently = now
  • following = after
  • initial = first
  • preceding = before
  • simultaneously = at the same time
  • subsequent = later
  • subsequent = upcoming

Things

[robotic word (bad)] = [human word (good)]

  • credentials = username and password
  • customizations = edits
  • method = ways
  • optimization = improvement the
  • system = we
  • transaction = order
  • url = link

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