A design style first introduced by Microsoft Design Language based on minimalism and simplicity. This newer trend focuses on reducing nonsensical designs and makes the content more accessible for all users.
In this way of designing, fewer elements are used to create shapes and less emphasis on gradients and textures. This modern trend moves away from skeuomorphism. Instead, it focuses on a realistic view or illustration with buttons and icons appearing flat with no shadows.
The measure of how easily light passes through a material. It is a quantitative characteristic that can be represented as a number within the range of [0, 1], and in some cases [0%,100%], with lower numbers indicating higher transparency.
A non-functional first draft of a design.
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 intensity of a color relative to its own brightness. Colours are said to be saturated when they have a strong hue and high intensity.
A discipline that analyses the usability of an application by assessing its interaction design and user experience.
Colours on the opposite side of the colour wheel to warm colours. Typically bluish in tone, such as blue or green.
Layout is a defining characteristic of design. It dictates the positioning of content and design elements. Layouts can range from the simple, such as a four- or two-column layout, to more complex designs like grids with multiple hierarchy levels.
The part of a letter, usually a vertical line, that rise above the x-height.
The process of adjusting the spacing between individual letters to improve or avoid particular visual distortions.
Colours on the same side of the colour wheel as red, such as pink, orange and yellow.