Terminology for Infrastructure/Secondary interaction?

17 May 2006 - 1:45pm
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Is anyone aware of a particular terminology being used to distinguish common interaction/UI items from application-specific ones? Examples include a progress message on long processes, or a confirmation page to prevent double-submits. They are common to many apps but increasingly important in UX. I don't think the term "patterns" quite addresses the distinction, but maybe others feel differently.

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