May 29, 2018
The following are examples of some common content types. There are also examples of UI copy in the component images throughout the UX Framework.
Call attention to new or unique features, nudge users in the right direction, or guide users during onboarding.
Focus on feature benefits (not features) and a single interaction. Use short, task-oriented tips.
Upload a profile photo
Help your classmates know who you are.
Upload a photo
Upload your photo to the profile page.
Confirm a task is complete.
Use clear and simple language and a positive, friendly tone to acknowledge users’ accomplishments.
Your password has been updated.
You have successfully updated your password.
Welcome users, verify information related to specific tasks, provide detailed instructions, relay critical information, etc.
Be sure to review guidelines for Email Templates. Keep text short and to the point. Use clear and simple language and a positive, friendly tone.
Empty State Messages
Explain what users see when there is no data to display on the page. Messages can educate, delight, and/or prompt users to take an action. A useful message explains:
- What the page is for
- Why the page is empty right now
- What action or event must occur for data to appear on the page
Focus on feature benefits (not features). Be sure to include a simple, friendly image with the message.
You don't have any courses yet. Add a course
You have no courses.
After your instructor grades your assignments, your grades will appear here.
You have no grades.
Explain or indicate why the system or an application failed.
Clearly communicate what's happening. Provide a solution if possible. Be friendly. Avoid giving users the impression that they caused the error. When the error is our fault, be apologetic.
Sorry, we can’t find that page
There is no page.