Clear and concise language

Use clear and concise language.

In the design phase, please consider the following questions:

  • Is the planned UI text clear to the end user?

  • Is the text informative enough?

  • Is it too technical?

  • Will it fit the given space in other languages besides English?

One row texts (and texts with even less space) need to focus on the core message, but multi-row texts (such as notes) might have room for more information. In all cases, leave room for text expansion; most languages require more space than English.

There should be a minimum of 20% of free space in the component after the English text, and in small components such as buttons or grid texts, there should preferably be 40% extra free space to make sure there is enough space for all languages.