Over the years I've created a lot of terms for all this visual language research. Early on, I did a lot more than I have lately, but I think creating terminology was one of the ways I could be sure I was expressing exactly what I wanted rather than risking rubbing up against an existing term with another meaning. Whether this is a good technique or not... I can't say for sure.
In any case, I had intended to post a glossary for visual language terms about two years ago, but had gotten sidetracked for one reason or another. Thankfully, an email from Kelly reminded me about it, so its now online. Hope it helps for those reading through my papers.