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or screendump / screen snapshot / screen capture; a picture of a screen capturing the appearance of the user interface at a given point of time, typically a printout, but also including electronic snapshots.

Screenshots can be used for focus groups, like other types of mockups, and for some types of user testing, where the emphasis is on static rather than interactive features of the application.

Screenshots can also be used as a means of getting users to capture their interaction experiences without the presence of an observer. This can be used in conjunction with standard diary studies. A user can capture typical activities or critical incidents, such as times when the application is confusing or an error occurs.