New UX terms

  • Calm Technology is a new term in UX.

Calm technology or Calm design is a type of information technology where the interaction between the technology and its user is designed to occur in the user’s periphery rather than constantly at the center of attention. Information from the technology smoothly shifts to the user’s attenthion when needed but otherwise stays calmly in the user’s periphery.  (Wikipedia)

  • Circular Design

Circular design comes from circular economy. It helps innovators create more elegant, effective, creative solutions for the circular economy. “Solutions that are invaluable for people, give businesses a competitive advantage, and are regenerative for our world.” It helps one “explore new ways to create sustainable, resilient, long-lasting value in the circular economy – giving [one] the creative confidence to redesign the world around [one].”