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Algorithm “An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations; Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.� A complex algorithm was used to order the 2,982 names that appeared in the New York 9/11 memorial, since there was a need to organise the name by affinity instead of chronologically. Algorithms are a vital party of databased design or design that handles vast amounts of information or data as they help speed up the rate of productivity.

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Cognitive Psychology “Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology that studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember and learn.� The outcomes of cognitive psychology has been use to improve the design process without understanding how people think, remember and learn design wouldn’t be as important as it is.

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Data Network “A data network is an electronic communications process that allows for the orderly transmission and receptive of data, such as letters, spreadsheets, and other types of documents. What sets the data network apart from other forms of communication, such as an audio network, is that the data network is configured to transmit data only.� Data Networks are used in the design industry to expand the working environment.

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Ethnography “Ethnography is a research method aimed to learn and understand cultural phenomena which reflect the knowledge and system of meanings guiding the life of a cultural group. It was pioneered in the field of socio-cultural anthropology but has also become a popular method in various other fields of social sciences; particularly in sociology and communication studies that study people, ethnic groups and other ethnic formations.�

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Lo-Fi Prototyping

“Low-fidelity prototyping is characterised by a quick and easy translation of high-level design concepts into tangible and testable artefacts produced out of a mixture of paper, cardboard, post-it notes, acetone sheets etc.� Lo-Fi prototypes are use in all fields of design.

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NFC “Near field communication is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contact-less transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi.� The introduction of NFC has enabled safe, fast and instant connectivity to share information in the most simplistic manor. Mobile phones with inbuilt NFC chips enable instant payments using specific NFC pads.

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