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A FIFO (First-In, First-Out) stack in computing is also known as a Push-down, Pull-out stack - records or events or items are pushed down at the top and pulled out at the bottom. A LIFO (Last-In, First-Out) is also known as a Push-down, Pop-out stack - records are pushed down from the top and pulled out from the top.

You can imagine a FIBO or Push-down, Blow-out stack where you keep pushing events or to-do items (or emails) down at the top until the pressure reaches a certain point at which time the bottom of the stack ruptures and all the items in the queue blow out the bottom and scatter all over the floor.

For some folks, their email inbox is a Push-down, Blow-out stack where any emails that get pushed down below the fold (bottom edge of the screen) essentially disappear from their reality and might as well have blown out all over the floor.
My To-Do list is a Push-down, Blow-out stack which has reached critical mass and exploded; it's blissfully reassuring now that I have nothing in my To-Do list!
by jfkelley June 19, 2018
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A miniature rendering of a website, complete with representative tabs, navigation features, text blocks, etc., used to reflect, in real time, dynamic changes to style.
As you drag your cursor across the color wheel to change background colors, notice the effects that will have on your website by watching the webunculus.
by jfkelley June 11, 2009
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The opposite of "user-friendly" design, it defines the likely product of design work that does not include continual involvement of users in the requirements and design process.
The user-hostile design of the user interface for this product resulted from a design attempt by the developers with no style guide and no user-centered design methods.
by jfkelley January 21, 2012
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Since we found out you didn't steal from petty cash, we have decide to determinate your employment.
by jfkelley April 26, 2016
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In visual/UI design, a stylistic convention whereby objects and content that belong and/or act together are visually grouped together.
Placing the edit button above the section header violates the principle of visual containment. It' s not visually obvious WHAT is being edited.
by jfkelley April 26, 2016
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A play on the common term "user-friendly", a user-hostile design is one that is, deliberately or accidentally, difficult or cumbersome for the intended user.

Often used derisively to describe the competition.
We intend to improve upon the user-hostile design of your existing sales tool.

Some say that the user-hostile design of the original QWERTY keyboard was an intentional effort to slow typists down so as not to allow them to jam the mechanical parts.
by jfkelley June 16, 2009
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A practitioner of Agile Software Development who is fanatical about hewing to the Agile Manifesto.

Coined by J.F. Kelley for a Keynote Address given to the World Usability Day conference in Dayton, OH, November 2007.

(But was possibly also in use prior to that.)
Hey, if they can call their mission statement a "manifesto", I can call them "Agilistas"!
by jfkelley September 8, 2010
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