It is the little things that make or break the overall experience with an application. Words to be used to interact with users are better left for experts to craft.
Here’s a quick example of a microinteraction—discarding a post—in three Android applications.
“Okay, there’s a yes and a no. I’ll try no. Crap!” Both Google+ and Facebook give me le USB stick. Every single time.
Of these three, Twitter wins. It is to-the-point. It gives the user a chance to act, not just respond. More importantly, it focuses on the user’s task, not the technology to accomplish it.
This post is part of the #blogg100 challenge—100 blog posts à 100 words in 100 days.