I was curious about anyone research or testing on labels for
buttons/links that return the user from an action screen. Let's say a
screen to update their information.
1) What is the preferred label? A label which denotes what the link will
do (go back where you came from) or a label that matches what the user
wants to do ("I want to cancel what I had chosen to do")
2) Should they look similar? Should they look alike to give a visual
relationship that the two 'buttons' which represent your two options, or
should they be different so the user does not accidentally hit 'cancel'
when they meant 'save'?
3) Or does all of it depend on the circumstance?