― C.S. Woolley
Artificial IntelligenceThe intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is also the name of the academic field of study which studies how to create computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behavior.
Graphic User InterfaceA type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
Human-Computer InteractionDiscipline that researches the design and use of computer technology, focusing particularly on the interfaces between people (users) and computers.
Hyper-Text Transfer ProtocolApplication protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.
transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. The origin of the name stems from a pilot being able to view information with the head positioned "up" and looking forward, instead of angled down looking at lower instruments.
Information ArchitectureA design discipline that defines the structure of digital information spaces—including Web sites, intranets, online publications, applications, and other digital products—with the goal of supporting findability and usability.
Industrial DesignProcess of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. Its key characteristic is that design is separated from manufacture: the creative act of determining and defining a product's form takes place in advance of the physical act of making a product, which consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication.
Internet of EverythingNetwork of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
Internet of ThingsSystem of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
Interaction DesignA design discipline that defines workflows that support users’ goals and tasks, the affordances through which digital products and services communicate their functionality and interactivity to users, the ways in which users can interact with those affordances, products’ behaviors in response to user interactions, and the methods by which products indicate state changes.
Minimal Viable ProductProduct which has just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development.
Product ManagerIn a company is the one who communicates product vision from the highest levels of executive leadership to development and implementation teams.
Responsive Web DesignApproach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).
User AssistanceTerm that defines the guided assistance process to a user of a software product.
User-Centered DesignFramework of processes (not restricted to interfaces or technologies) in which the needs, wants, and limitations of end users of a product, service or process are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process.
User InterfaceThe space where interactions between humans and machines occur.
User ExperienceA discipline that comprehends all aspects of digital products and services that users experience directly—and perceive, learn, and use—including products’ form, behavior, and content, but also encompassing users’ broader brand experience and the response that experience evokes in them. Key factors contributing to the quality of users’ experience of products are learnability, usability, usefulness, and aesthetic appeal.
WWW / Web
World Wide Web
Information space where documents and other web resources are identified by URLs, interlinked by hypertext links, and can be accessed via the Internet.