D-F Graphics glossary words

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Deceptive packaging
where the packaging gives a false impression of the product
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Densitometer
measures the density of any colour
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Design specification
a detailed list of what your design should include
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Designed to fail
designers and manufacturers plan the 'built-in obsolescence' at the design stage in order to generate future sales
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Desktop publishing
using a computer program that combines text and images
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Device
type of hardware
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Die cutting
an industrial process used to produce large quantiites of the same surface development
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Dimensions
sizes, usually in mm
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Disassembly
means to take apart a product, to gain information
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Do not signs
signs that tell you not to do something
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Embossing
a process that raises the surface of a material using a press or stamp, used to give a slightly 3D effect
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Encapsulation
the inclusion of a printed item within a transparent outer casing, for example a thin layer of plastic bonded over a printed surface
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End/side view
a view looking at the side or end of your product
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Ergonomics
the study of how products can be shaped and sized to work well with the human body
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Evaluation
the process of enquiring how well the idea or design meets the specification
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Exploded drawings
the production of a 3D drawing showing construction methods and components, all drawn separately but in relation to one another
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Eyecatching
so that it is noticeable and easy to understand
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Fastenings
things like brass paper fasteners to produce a linkage or simple mechanism
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feedback
information that informs the operator what is happening during the process
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Feedback loop
the part of a flow chart which shows the operator where to go back to if necessary
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Finish
adding a property to a board
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Fitness for purpose
quality in terms of fulfilling a customer's requirements, needs or desires
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Fixed pivot
the point at which a lever can rotate, normally attached to the base card with a split pin
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Flexography
High speed, high volume print process that can print onto nearly all surfaces eg) plastic and metal
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Floating pivot
a point at which two or more levers are joined together, usually with a split pin
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Floor plan
a scaled down drawing to represent how the floor space in a building is to be laid out
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Flowchart
a diagram which explains the process showing inputs, processes and outputs
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Font
a specific letter type consisting of upper and lower case letters
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Formative
Ongoing testing on materials, construction, safety, colours, images and systems
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Front View
a view looking towards the front of your product
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Card 2

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measures the density of any colour

Back

Densitometer

Card 3

Front

a detailed list of what your design should include

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

designers and manufacturers plan the 'built-in obsolescence' at the design stage in order to generate future sales

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

using a computer program that combines text and images

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Preview of the back of card 5
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