Browse Definitions :
Definition

eye candy

Contributor(s): Simon Smith

Eye candy is a term used in information technology for visual elements displayed on computer monitors that are aesthetically appealing or attention-compelling. There are several different usages:

1) Eye candy sometimes means any frill or decorative design intended to enhance the basic content of a presentation. In this usage, the connotation of "unnecessary" may or may not be present.

2) It is also used to refer to software that produces psychedelic or fractal images on a display as a screensaver or background. Some eye candy programs use audio input to generate sympathetic graphical output - in effect, sophisticated sound-to-light effects. In some cases, the software exists solely to provide visual entertainment or atmosphere as either a background or as a celebration of the technological possibilities.

This was last updated in September 2005

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems -- including hardware, software and data -- from cyberattacks.

  • encryption

    Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The ...

  • computer worm

    A computer worm is a type of malicious software program whose primary function is to infect other computers while remaining ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

Close