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Icons are meant to be readily recognizable visual metaphors for actions or features. Once the user becomes familiar with the meaning, it's faster to decode (a good) symbol than to read text. Other advantages include conservation of space. Some functions can be quite verbose when written out - especially in certain languages. (On that note, if I was ...


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I think there's no right or wrong answer here. The Google Material guidelines are great and in-depth, but it's very much 'Google's' design principles and mightn't necessarily translate. For example, if you're using an icon as the primary way of distinguishing between options, you'd want them to be relatively big, perhaps bigger than the text. Here the ...



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