An image or pictogram used instead of or supplemental to textual information. Icon requests are off topic; please keep questions related to their use rather than asking what a good icon to represent a certain item/concept would be.

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Has Chrome browser chosen the wrong icon for 'Clear'?

I know right or wrong is subjective but the developer tools for Chrome (accessible by pressing CTRL + Shift + I) has a Clear button to delete all values listed. This button is represented with ...
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What symbol conveys “save”? [on hold]

I have a text input field where the user enters an address. I am adding the ability to save the address to an address book. What should the icon look like to save? This is for smartphones so space is ...
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What is the best static icon to represent “work in progress”? [closed]

I have a list of human work task, which each row has an icon on the left side to indicate if the task on the row has already finish or still in progress. For finish, I have no problem with the icon ...
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Why do app icons on force touch popups not appear consistently in the same left or right spot

On the iOS home screen, if I force touch on the second icon the popup icon stays on the left side of label. If I force touch on the fourth icon the popup icon stays on the right side of label. Why ...
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Unicode symbol for orthogonal tesselation [closed]

We are considering adding another symbol to our programming language. Our philosophy is to use mnemonic symbols instead of keywords. For example, ⍉ means"transpose", while ⊣ and⊢ mean "left-side" and "...
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Icon for a mix of different things [closed]

I have a setting activity (window) in my android app where I can configure different things. Each setting category has an icon. I have these categories Filter settings Territory settings Report ...
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Icon for “upgrade” [closed]

I'm trying to come up with an icon that would be understood to mean "upgrade" - the user should click on that icon if he wants to upgrade his application/subscription/whatever to a "premium" level. I'...
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Modern UI icons vs traditional icons

I need to choose icons for the UI of a Windows Store application, and am debating between the modern ones such as these (first result for images of "segoe mdl2 assets") and the traditional ones. I ...
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What do the three bars in old installers mean?

Quite many old setups look kind of like this: I always wondered what the three bars in the bottom left-hand corner mean. I really have no clue.
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What is appropriate icons to report something bad? [closed]

Another UI question: User should be able to report unusual activities to the system admin what icon can i use for that youtube uses "Flag" but I don't see any meaning there.
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Is the cognitive load of using both vertical dot and horizontal dot menus worth hinting at how the menu will appear?

For overflow and more menus, Google Material Design seems to favour vertical dot menus (see http://i.stack.imgur.com/VEvdm.png). Apple seems to favour horizontal dot menus (see http://imgur.com/...
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Icon only vs. text and icon

Im working on a project now but I'm not sure if an icon alone is accessible (AA) or if it needs to be accompanied by text? Which would meet the AA standards?
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Using native iOS / Android icons on another App expecting users to understand it

I'm facing an impasse with a colleague of mine regarding the usage of native iOS / Android icons on one of the apps we are currently building. This very app offers the users the possibility of finding ...
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Read/Write from device icons

I want a read and write to device icons -- in this case RFIDs but that should not matter at all. There generally tends to be an arrow to (write) and an arrow from (read) but what about specific ...
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What is the easiest way to represent “history” menu?

I have been testing a mobile application (iOS) that allows you to access past actions. I'm currently using an icon like this https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/material-core/21/history-128.png to ...
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Mark items far away from each other as grouped (connected)

I have a tree structure with items from different trees that I need to "group" (or really, mark as grouped). Like so: It is mandatory for the user to select a few of these items to carry on to the ...
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Is a plus symbol without button text sufficient to denote adding of an item?

Let's say I'm using Bootstrap panels and I have these two choices: Option A) Option B) Which option is better from a UX perspective? Is a plus symbol without button text sufficient to denote ...
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Down arrow and up arrow status

I have to make an iOS app, where there are categories and I have to show the decrease and increase in status of particular category. For decrease I used a red down arrow. For increase I used a green ...
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Why is the share icon always different? [duplicate]

Every site uses a different share icon here are some examples: Which icon is best for UX and most obvious to the user that it is a share icon?
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Icon conventions for “Ignore” and “Ignore All” [closed]

Does anyone know if there are conventionally used (best practice) icons for "ignore" and "ignore all" (for example, like in spellcheck). Thank you.
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Action buttons in data tables

Please consider the following two options: Just an edit button in the Caller ID column. Edit and remove buttons in the Caller ID column. Removing a caller ID will seldom be done. You would do it ...
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How to distinguish between a tab widget and a table using Material Design?

An example... Huh? How can there be stats for Republicans voting for the two Democrats? I see this in most all flat icon design. It takes me a few seconds of comparing the different elements to ...
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What's a good icon to represent Rewards Points? [closed]

I'm working on the design for a loyalty program (points-for-rewards system) for a startup. I'm thinking of treating the points as a form of currency. Some companies prefer to append the $ sign to the ...
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Hiding a form element behind an icon

So Inbox, by Google, hides checkboxes for multi-select behind a message icon: I am personally not a fan of this approach, since I find it a stretch for a user to try and discover if images or icons ...
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Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? [closed]

I have noticed that many major applications, such as Firefox, use the literal text Match Case (in English) on UI buttons in order to allow the user to specify that the Find function should match the ...
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How to differentiate not mandatory and highly suggested for an add icon? [closed]

I have a report design where I need to show: A plus icon (with some opacity) to invite the user to add a new record but it’s not mandatory A plus icon to strongly invite the user to add a new record ...
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Draggable canvas

I have a draggable canvas, in the way that the user will have to navigate by dragging the surface, but how do I inform the user that it is actually draggable? So far I have an open hand when not ...
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Order status indicator color [closed]

I am creating an android app from which user can order goods. I am using an price tag with various colors to indicate the order status. The statuses are OPEN - Immediate status after ordering, ...
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Icon size inside a button [closed]

Is there a correct size, or relative size, to use on an icon within a button with/without text? I've seen this being used a lot of times but didn't found any source about choosing the proper icon ...
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Where lies the origin of the common media buttons, play, stop, pause, …?

There are these play, pause, stop, forward, backward, record buttons everywhere. According to Wikipedia there is also an iso about them (ISO/IEC 18035.). But where did they originate from? What was ...
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UI to “change user interface language”?

How would you provide an UI to change user interface language? Say we have an web app that supports 20 languages and has fully localized user interface for all those languages. How to represent the ...
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Creating an icon by mixing existing icons [closed]

I'm trying to design an icon which will be mixed of two different icons. for example, a camera icon and video icon together in one single icon. Are there any design principles, ideas or links for ...
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Editable Field Icon Placement?

I have a form for uploading attachments (PDFs). After uploading them, there is a section (as seen in the image below) allowing you to rename the attachment, view it, or delete it. The edit icons seem ...
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Should icons be based on what they do rather than the appearance of an object?

A lot of icons or universal symbols are showing their age, such as the telephone handset, or the thermometer images I have seen in recent questions. What if instead of depicting a device, the icon ...
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Do users like icons on an input field?

Icons on input field Input field without icons Do icons really matter on an input field? Do they encourage users signing up?
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Intuitive representation of “increase priority”

IGNORE THIS BLOCK We have a grid, each row represent a pending download. By default, downloads will proceed top-down, first row first, second row after that, etc. We want to put a column ...
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'Open with' icon, is this symbol actually used for it? [closed]

Picking good icons is often a hard task and as much as possible I try to follow 'official' iconography. In the app I am currently working this is primarily the Material Design philosophy and when I ...
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How do users like social media information displayed?

I've noticed there are three main types of social media information: text, circle and square. Text https://www.khanacademy.org/ Circle http://www.rollingpinbakehouse.com/ Square https://...
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Is there a preferred location for Expand / Collapse?

I'm in the process of designing a form that contains both required and optional groups of information. We currently use group section headers throughout the application so I've leveraged them here ...
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Mandatory icons on the Windows desktop?

I manage IT for a medium-sized VA hospital. My users seem unable to use the Win 7 program groups effectively. Despite the fact that they need dozens of applications to do their jobs, there is a ...
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What is the best way to display results of a user satisfaction survey?

I have a user satisfaction survey with 3 'emojis' as options. They display 'sad', 'neutral' and 'happy'. I'm looking for a way to display the results of those in a dashboard. Are there any things I ...
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Do Samsung's Marshmallow skin Quick toggles have enough contrast?

I recently updated to Marshmallow, and I'm not happy with the blue over white scheme in daylight conditions. My question is if it's just me, or if this is documented and studied somewhere? If so, how ...
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Monochrome or Colorful Icons for the Toolbar of a Desktop Application?

I'm going to create a new icon theme for Libreoffice (a word processing application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux), but I still need to make some decisions regarding the style of the icons. The ...
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Icons vs Icon colors

I would like to know if there is any specific studies regarding color vs iconography in differentiating and identifying icons. Differentiating and identifying, defined as being able to make a quick ...
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Is this clear enough for the user?

I am working on a program where many options have sub-options, and it is possible to have different values, or a 'master' value. Currently there is a checkbox dedicated to it, but I was planning to ...
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more details icon with or without labels?

i am working on the product details (PDP) page for ecommerce website , in the Information Section on the PDP (to the right of the main product image)for some information i need to add more details ...
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How do I use different versions of an icon from same PNG file? [closed]

I've seen in many websites, that they store multiple versions of an image, whether it is an icon, or a button, or anything else, in the same PNG file. I even stumbled upon a PNG, where there were 24 ...
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Does the gear icon mean settings, more, or edit?

To me it seems to be settings. But I have seen it been used for more and edit. Or can to gear icon be all three?(or even more?)
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How can I convey the mean of a button with an icon on a html page on a mobile device?

I have an application which uses buttons with text when working on a large screen. Buttons such as "Start", "Continue". To make it clear to the user what these mean I also use a title such as "Start ...
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Icon same color as Buttons

This is a simple website demo, with 2 buttons, a icon, and a main display with text information. I like the uniform look of this, color wise. But, I am concerned I am breaking a rule or causing ...