A brief snippet taken from the text of an article.
An observation in Psychology that suggests that the number of mental objects the average person can keep track of is seven (plus or minus two).
The use of repeating elements and motifs for decorative purposes. In design, repetition occurs in many ways. It can be achieved by using a shape or design element in a pattern, and it can also be achieved through the use of multiple shapes or motifs that have similarities
The process of developing a product or design system that can be altered to fit different device and interaction contexts.
A graphic element that has a definite length and direction. Examples of vectors would be straight lines, edges, or curves.
The adjustment of all characters in a line by moving them closer together or farther apart.
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.
A concept used in systems design to describe the negative consequences of making seemingly innocuous design changes. Shorthand for a product's delayed but inevitable need to be reworked due to earlier, seemingly trivial decisions not having been fully thought through in the original release.
Designers incur this "debt" by making quick and easy choices that save time in the present but cause more complex problems later on down the road when it becomes necessary to change or add something.
Also called a paragraph mark, a paragraph sign or section marker, is a typographical character for separating paragraphs. It looks like a "¶".
A greater typographic weight than the standard typeface, often used to highlight text that the writer wants to emphasise or denote sections, headlines or quotes in printed material.
Bold type is a little heavier than the average type because of its higher contrast, making it more readable. The opposite of bold type is light type, also known as regular or book.
The placement or otherwise of a thing in relation to other things. In design, proximity may be considered as the distance between two items in space or their relative location to each other.