Best practice: Terminology

  • Use terminology that is clear, concise, friendly, and conversational.
  • Use terminology that your users are familiar with.
  • Avoid technical jargon, programming terms, and colloquialisms (for example, use "wireless calendar synchronization" instead of "OTA calendar sync").
  • Use terms consistently throughout the UI and try to use terms that are consistent with other applications on the BlackBerry device.
  • Use everyday words when you can, especially if you are explaining a complex technical concept or action.
  • Avoid repetition.
  • Use American spelling.
  • Avoid using symbols to replace text (for example, use "and" instead of an ampersand (&)).


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