Yours vs. Mine

by Tom Kenny (@tkenny)

A question that inevitably comes up very early in the process of designing a new app is this: should the interface refer to the user as “your” or “my” when talking about the user’s stuff, as in “my profile” or “your settings”? For a long time, this question ate at my soul. Which is right?

Dustin Curtis makes a good case for why interface language should be “Your stuff” instead of “My stuff”.


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by Tom Kenny

I’m a freelance web designer and front-end developer with over 7 years of experience designing for the web. Follow me on Twitter here.