CMYK is a colour space created for the printing process. It stands for Cyan Magenta Yellow Key (black).
A unit of measurement that equals 1/6 of an inch, or 1/72 of a foot.
A type of understanding that is achieved by taking the perspective of another individual. Different people's perspectives often have different needs and values, so empathy can help you understand those differences.
The art of decorative writing practised by many different people in many different cultures. Calligraphy is sometimes used to add a personal touch to wedding invitations, special event invitations, and other projects.
The process of adjusting the spacing between individual letters to improve or avoid particular visual distortions.
A system used to describe and identify typefaces by their basic visual characteristics.
A language used to create web pages, and it stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
A data visualisation tool that can be used to explore and group people's thoughts or reactions to a set of concepts. Affinity diagrams are often used in user research and design thinking as an experimental technique for generating new ideas or solutions.
The emergent patterns in these visual representations can help identify which aspects your audience will respond well to, thus enabling decisions on the information architecture and next steps in the process.
It is important to note that affinity diagrams were initially developed for qualitative research but have since been adapted for quantitative research (though they are not typically used with statistical data).
The art and science of arranging information so that it's intuitive to find, easy to navigate, presents a cohesive design, meets accessibility guidelines, looks attractive on any device or screen size and ultimately drives behaviour change.
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.
A phrase that is used in reference to someone's work. The term pixel-perfect can be used to describe something as being flawless without any errors.