Take the 2-minute tour ×
User Experience Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for user experience researchers and experts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a quiz-based application where users can leaf between questions and select answers. When they're done, there's a "done" button they click.

Windows version of my Android app

I don't really have polished graphics skills, so I may be additionally limited to using one of these: http://www.iconfinder.com/search/?q=iconset%3Aorb or trying to photoshop my own version of one of them.

But really, that's a side point; I'm more interested in a graphical symbol for done. I don't want a button that says "done" :)

Also, I'm okay with a semi-intuitive symbol, because I will confirm with the user that they're really done and not going to change their mind.

Edit: Thanks for all the great feedback. Here's the updated image post-UX-question:

Thanks, UX.SE!

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Rahul May 19 '12 at 12:29

Questions on User Experience Stack Exchange are expected to relate to user experience within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
will there also be a completion progress indicator? (eg. "answered 6 of 17 questions") –  Erics Oct 15 '11 at 8:47
2  
You could simply have empty spheres (the above with no checkmark) and light them up clearly to indicate when a question is done to avoid the checkmark thing. That way it looks "filled in" –  Ben Brocka Oct 15 '11 at 18:15
1  
And why not include a label? Are they too scary? –  Chris Morgan Oct 16 '11 at 14:04
    
@ChrisMorgan (perceived) lack of real-estate. I'm okay with a small amount of learning on top of decent icons. –  ashes999 Oct 16 '11 at 15:20
add comment

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

enter image description here

Not ideal without a label, but it might work for you.

If this is the only button on the page, you might be able to pull it off. After all, most users do not read the labels of buttons they click.

share|improve this answer
1  
Checks are particularly clear as "done" symbols (as opposed to meaning "correct") when an empty box is displayed on unfinished items. –  Ben Brocka Oct 15 '11 at 13:12
    
I updated my question with a screenshot. The problem is that I'm already using a checkmark to indicate "which answer do you think is the right answer?". If I change "Done" to a checkmark, what do I do about this? –  ashes999 Oct 15 '11 at 16:12
    
@ashes999, use radio buttons instead of images. –  Emil Oct 15 '11 at 18:23
    
@Emil radio buttons are harder due to technical reasons. This is why I don't even have captions on my buttons, but instead, straight image buttons. –  ashes999 Oct 15 '11 at 18:24
    
@ashes999, use images of actual radio buttons. Users understand how to use them, and the interface will feel less cluttered. –  Emil Oct 15 '11 at 18:28
show 2 more comments

I use a checkmark (like "V"). If done questions have a different color then the icon should have the same color as a done question.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 I like the colour coordination idea. It's very subtle. –  ashes999 Oct 15 '11 at 18:56
    
Take a look at the "after" screenshot; is that what you meant? –  ashes999 Oct 15 '11 at 19:39
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.