System Font

A type of font that comes pre-installed in an operating system.

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Opacity

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.

RGB

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.

Palette

A set of colors which can be used to create a particular visual effect. It is usually composed of multiple primary, secondary, and tertiary colours.

Colour Theory

The study of how colours are related to one another. It is about how we see colour, mix and modify it (according to our needs), and put colour together to achieve the desired mood or atmosphere.

User Interviews

The act of gathering qualitative data about a person's thoughts and feelings related to a product.

User Scenario

An example of a typical user and the actions they take. Typically these are written in the form of a story.

Kerning

The process of adjusting the spacing between individual letters to improve or avoid particular visual distortions.

Complementary Colours

Colours that directly across the colour wheel, like blue and orange. When you put these colours next to each other, they make a great contrast together. Complementary colours are often found in nature.

Asymmetry

The degree of difference between the two sides of an object or system.

Tracking

The adjustment of all characters in a line by moving them closer together or farther apart.

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