In handwriting and calligraphy, ball terminals are the end of a stroke that resembles a ball. They are also used in some typefaces like cursive or old-style typefaces.
A design language developed by Google. The goal of Material Design was to create fluid, natural movement for users on any platform they happen to be using.
When you need to break a line of text and start on a new line in a text box.
Also known as an Ishikawa diagram, is a widely used technique in project management. The diagram provides a means of evaluating the cause-and-effect relationship between the various activities necessary for completing a project by visualising all activities in the project as bones that interconnect on an anterior and posterior spine, with causality flowing from one to another.
Red, green, and blue. These colours can be used to form a wide variety of colours in different devices such as computer monitors and televisions.
A type of serif, characterized by large x-heights and thick, blocky strokes with little variation in width.
A logo, symbol, design, or pattern used to promote and distinguish one's brand or company from others.
Scope creep is when the scope of a project starts to grow without any agreement on how it's going to be paid for. Creep happens because items and features are tacked on top of the original scope of work agreed upon in the original contract.
Affordances describe a relationship between the environment and an animate object, classified as either positive or negative.
Items, such as a car that leads to movement, have a positive affordance. Things like stairs that lead upwards have a negative affordance because they will not allow for any other form of movement other than up or down if used accordingly.
The process of developing a product or design system that can be altered to fit different device and interaction contexts.
A usability assessment method that is used to evaluate a design against established usability principles or heuristics. It is based on the idea that designers can use their experience to find areas of poor design without extensive user testing.