Inspired by a talk about GameDev Tools UX I noticed that the UE editor is using left-align labels for properties in its panels.
Following the argument of keeping the relevant information close together to reduce eye movement, it appears aligning labels on the left is the worst possible route to go. Therefore I want to suggest aligning the labels on the right instead (as putting them on top probably wastes too much vertical space?). Or is this already possible by an editor setting? I couldn’t find anything about it because my search results where full with UMG/Slate text alignment
Here is further evidence that this is better for the user experience: forms - Why might right aligned field labels be better? - User Experience Stack Exchange
One of the comments there notes:
Any other opinions on the topic are welcome.