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  • 80/20 Rule

A

  • Adaptive Web Design (AWD)
  • Aesthetic-Usability Effect
  • Affordance
  • Atomic Design

B

  • Brainstorming

C

  • Call to Action
  • Card Sorting
  • Chunking
  • Cognitive Load
  • Cooperative Principle
  • Content Strategy
  • Co-operative Principle
  • Colour Theory

E

  • Ethnography
  • Eye Tracking

F

  • Fitt's Law
  • Five Hats Racks
  • Flexibility-Usability Tradeoff
  • Fogg's Behaviour Model
  • The Fold

G

  • Gestalt Laws of Grouping
  • Grid

H

  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Hick's Law

I

  • Information Architecture

K

  • Kano Model

L

  • Lean UX
  • Legibility vs Readability

M

  • Mapping
  • Mental / Conceptual Models
  • Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  • Mobile-First Design
  • Multivariate Testing

N

  • Native, Web and Hybrid Apps New

O

  • Ockham's Razor
  • Omni-channel UX

P

  • Paper Prototyping
  • Participatory Design
  • Personas
  • Progressive Disclosure
  • Progressive Enhancement

R

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Reciprocity
  • Responsive Web Design

S

  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Sitemap
  • Skeuomorphism
  • Style Tiles

T

  • Thinking-Aloud Protocol
  • Tunneling New

U

  • URL-first Design
  • Usability
  • User Experience
  • User Testing
  • User-Centred Design
  • UX Versus UI New

V

  • Visual Weight

W

  • Web Accessibility
  • Wireframe

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