The UX industry preaches the importance of plain language, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to jargon. Far from it, in fact. From “accessibility” to “tree-testing” to “UX concepts,” we UXers use a variety of terms every day that can cause confusion. Below, we’ve provided definitions and visual examples of some common UX jargon.
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