Letterpress

A printing press that uses movable type and punches to make impressions on paper.

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Gamification

The process of adding game-like qualities to an experience like a website or application. To ensure that these activities are engaging enough for the users, it often includes gradual rewards such as levels and badges systems, which can further encourage engagement with the app.

Sketching

A basic design tool that helps designers create and communicate ideas.

Stem

The part of a letter, usually a vertical line, that rise above the x-height.

Quick Keys or Shortcuts

A Shortcut is a computer function that performs a set of commands to save time. A Quick Key is a keyboard shortcut used to trigger an action.

RAW Image

A digital image captured by a digital camera or scanner that has not been processed in any way by the camera software.

Trim Size

The width and height of a document, after having been cut down to size from a larger sheet.

Margin

The space that an item has around it.

Hick's Law

A well-known cognitive psychologist's principle that says that the time it takes to make a decision varies logarithmically according to the number of choices. As more options are presented, more decision time is required due to the mental work of comparing and contrasting each potential option.

Pilcrow

Also called a paragraph mark, a paragraph sign or section marker, is a typographical character for separating paragraphs. It looks like a "ΒΆ".

Alignment

The process of arranging objects in a consistent and even spatial relationship. It can refer to how text is aligned with respect to its margins or how any two or more things are aligned in general.

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