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Glossary of Product Design Terms

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There are 4 terms in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Animation
Moving images (or movie) of a design created with 3D computer software. Animations are often used to visualize and assess a design in 3D without building a physical sample or prototype.
Anthropometrics
Study of measurements of humans. Anthropometric data are the basis of ergonomics.
App (or application)
An app is a piece of computer software formerly also called (computer-) program but nowadays called app or application.
Assembly (or product assembly)
A collection of components and product parts that are related and have interconnections. Parts joined together form the assembled product. A product assembly can be physical or digital within CAD.