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.

Should my application name relate to app icon? For example if I want to name my application apple should the icon be an apple icon?

share|improve this question
2  
Fundamentally, this feels like a branding/marketing question. If a UI designer were to solely use his priorities in determining the icon, I don't think he'd be doing it justice. –  Rahul Oct 14 '10 at 7:38
    
Pretty much what Rahul said. This is a bigger picture question that should incorporate a broader marketing/branding initiative. In general, yea, he icon should somehow relate to the app as should the name, but good branding may trump that. –  DA01 Oct 14 '10 at 21:26
add comment

4 Answers

It depends. Ideally, what the application does would be something related to "Apple", so the name, function, and icon are all aligned.

However, if your "Apple" application is used for, say, painting, a paint icon might work better. Then it becomes your decision on whether to align the icon with the application's name or the application's function.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I concur Hisham. It really depends. I recommend this book: iPhone and iPad Apps Marketing: Secrets to Selling Your iPhone and iPad Apps (Que Biz-Tech)

There's a section on this which I find helpful.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Yes it should, because this way it supports the user remembering the app. I can remember the name and the icon an associate it easily.

share|improve this answer
add comment

The app name, icon, and even the installation file should all be considered in the use of the product.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

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