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New words – 28 October 2013

October 28, 2013

endless runner adjective describes a video game in which a character keeps running, encountering a variety of obstacles

If you’re a fan of endless runner games like Temple Run, starting today you’ll get your chance to do more than outrun a pack of demonic monkeys — you can take on your friends, too, with Zynga’s new title Running With Friends.

[http://techcrunch.com 15 September 2013]

flat design noun a term used to describe a simple screen design which does not feature the drop shadows or textures of a skeuomorphically designed screen

“‘Totally flat design, like in Windows 8, is a terrible usability mistake because it removes the users’ ability to see at a glance where they can click,’ said Jakob Nielsen, a usability guru with nearly 80 U.S. patents to his name.

[www.computerworld.com 10 June 2013]

glasseslike

adjective (of wearable computers) looking like glasses

The NY Times is all over the controversy this week, explaining that the ‘glasseslike device allows Internet access, as well as the shooting of photos and video, raising concerns about privacy and distraction.’

[www.jaunted.com 07 May 2013]

About new words

One comment

  1. Arkhitekton (UK) (above architect – approx 9 years training in the UK, the design and fabrication of the built environment) – “(Latin architectura, from the Greek – arkhitekton, from – “chief” and “builder, carpenter, mason”) is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures.” from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture [Accessed 01.11.2013] Or the art and physical science of civilisation building incorporating health, law and architecture. A perhaps purist etymological term used to describe someone with a 7 year traditional apprenticeship in a built environment craft and a holder of a degree in architecture or above, no membership is required or would be linguistically. Someone that practices the design and fabrication of architecture under the UK (or perhaps country given) building regulations and planning laws, e.g. a large design and build construction company, engineering firm or building group will normally have an “arkhitekton” (master crafts-person) in the ranks above the architects and engineers to ensure the smooth running of design, fabrication and communications written and drawn. The term “arkhitekton” is in theory protected in the UK by the Trades Descriptions Act 1968 and cannot be used by architects, engineers or others without proof of master craft physical fabrication evidenced experience to the level of NVQ Level 3. A client is not thus legally applicable to describe themselves as an arkhitekton, (UK).

    “(Latin architectura, from the Greek – arkhitekton, from – “chief” and “builder, carpenter, mason”) is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures.” from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture [Accessed 01.11.2013]

    In the UK a severely disabled “arkhitekton” would be exempt from acquiring a craft qualification in the built environment to NVQ level 3 under the Equality Act 2010, simply requiring or showing they have access to a person of NVQ level 3 built environment craft qualification for consultation, and having a valid CSCS card to satisfy the Trades Descriptions Act 1968.



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