Let's say I'm creating a mobile questionnaire for people in which I ask about their usage patterns of some tool. The user can specify a period of time in which they used a tool, so perhaps between February and March they started to use a hammer, and as they got more confident with it, they ended up using it more and more frequently, then between March and today they used it every day.
I want to represent those choices with a nice label off to the left, and a
SegmentedControl to the right, as there are only three options.
My problem is I can't come up with descriptions more concise than "increasingly often", "even throughout" and "decreasingly often", and so I come here to find out the obvious thing I've forgotten.
(I of course can rearrange the layout so the label is on top, or switch to a different input method, but I'd prefer to change the words if possible).