ISO yes/no button naming research

Subject: ISO yes/no button naming research
From: Becca Price <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 09:56:05 -0800 (PST)

I'm looking for some research on naming buttons in dialog
warning boxes.

Microsoft standard for warning boxes is to have the buttons read
Yes/No/Cancel - in fact, when you create a warning dialog, those
buttons are created automatically, I think.

I have a vague recollection of some user interface research that
says that you should avoid yes/no buttons,because people tend to
automatically click YES without necessarily reading the message.
Can anyone point me to that research?

Thanks!

-Becca

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