Chapter 10

Writing Text for Interaction

Introduction

Your application’s user interface tells your product story: The pages and surfaces your users view and interact with throughout the experience explain how the story fits together. Each surface consists of a collection of textual elements: explanations, instructions, titles, labels, interactive buttons and options, hyperlinks, and metaphors used in graphics. The text you provide for these elements is the glue that holds the story together, guiding your users through the various stages of their interaction with the application. Landing pages introduce the main concepts of the story, wizards guide users through the main processes, and property sheets and dialogs present the options required to ...

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