Type Size

The height of a font, measured in points or pixels.

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Usability Testing

A process in which subjects use a product or service under test conditions and report their experience.

Raster

Commonly used to describe a 2D graphic that is made up of an organized grid of pixels, in other words, a bitmap.

Mood board

A collage consisting of images, colours and text that is assembled to convey an idea or theme.

Isolation Effect

A psychological principle which predicts that when multiple homogeneous stimuli are presented, the stimulus which differs from the rest is most likely to be remembered. In other words, people tend to remember items in isolation more than those of a similar nature or objects in clusters. This phenomenon has been applied in designing websites and software with various levels of success.

Type Size

The height of a font, measured in points or pixels.

HEART Framework

A framework that helps a company evaluate any aspect of its user experience according to five metrics, which form the acronym HEART. These metrics are: 1. Happiness 2. Engagement 3. Adoption 4. Retention 5. Task success

Widow

The last line of a paragraph following the rest, or a single line in a paragraph that is out of place with the rest.

Kerning

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

Leading

All available space (line-height) between two consecutive lines of text; this measurement should be adjusted for either ascenders or descenders. In hand typesetting, leading referred to thin strips of lead inserted by hand between lines of type in the composing stick to increase vertical distance.

Stroke

The path of any movement, mark, shape, or other feature of a design. It can be the border of an element or even the tight edge of a text box, etc.

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