CS Discoveries

Unit 4

Vocab

Unit 4 - The Design Process

Lesson 1: Analysis of Design

  • Critique: To critically evaluate in a detailed and constructive manner.
  • Empathy: In design, paying attention to a user's feelings and needs when designing a product.
  • User: Someone who uses an object, including software and hardware.

Lesson 2: Understanding Your User

  • Usability: How easy, efficient, and satisfying it is to use a human-made object or device (including software).

Lesson 4: User Interfaces

  • Prototype: A first or early model of a product that allows you to test assumptions before developing a final version.
  • User Interface: The visual elements of an program through which a user controls or communications the application. Often abbreviated UI.

Lesson 10: Paper Prototypes

  • Prototype: A first or early model of a product that allows you to test assumptions before developing a final version.

Lesson 15: Improving and Iterating

  • Bug: Part of a program that does not work correctly.
  • Feature: An individual functional element of a software item, such as the ability to do something new, work across multiple platforms, or perform more efficiently