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I suggest you have a look at the article "Icon Classification: Resemblance, Reference, and Arbitrary Icons" by Jacob Nielsen. According to Nielsen, there are three broad categories of icons: resemblance, reference and arbitrary icons. His studies seem to suggest that: Resemblance icons usually have the best usability, though an arbitrary icon can be ...


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When the icons exactly (or as near possible) confer the ideas and concepts of a form's box, they are greatly beneficial to rapidity of viewer comprehension. Good/Great icons provide another more subjective quality, that of endearment and apparent consideration (demonstrated empathy) of and to the time/rate of the user's digestion and ease of familiarity ...


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There are a couple of areas within the layout that is probably causing some issues. You have both edit and delete actions laid out in different fashions Your edit button is very faint and difficult to spot To fix this, I would recommend implementing an actions area which would clearly show what possible actions can be done for each attachment line item ...


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I don't agree with the others about the edit and the delete needing to be closer. The edit,as I understood, is for the attachment name only. The delete is for the entire attachment. There is no option to edit the entire attachment. So - the delete action refer to the entire item and it shouldn't look like the item's name edit action. I suggest merely making ...


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This is one of the main areas of interest in semiotics and as such, it's vastly covered, although there are 2 main theories from which posterior theories emerge. These theories have more than 100 years and are the theoretical support for modern design, starting from first wave of linguistics , then Bauhaus and coming to these days. To make it short, these ...


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Apparently they first appeared on reel to reel tape machines in the 1960s. The Play Arrow would indicate the direction of travel of the tape. Fast-forward and backward would be indicated by doubled arrows. See this post on imgur.


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I don't think there is a perfect solution for this, but this site has various very good posts about the topic: http://flagsarenotlanguages.com/blog/2013/10/case-study-onefinestay-com-and-dropdown-language-selection/ Key lessons learned (the TL;DR version): users are easily able to find translation links in footers language names work well at ...


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It is a picture of a "disk pack" which is a stack of platters (usually 14 inch diameter) in a removable set. The original hard drives were the size of a washing machine, and had these swap-able packs. They had a clear plastic cover with a handle in the center, much like a cake carrier. You plopped it on to the drive, turned the handle to remove the cover, ...


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Apple faced a similar issue in their music app--but not with downloads, instead with play order. They solved it by allowing the user to "Play Next" or "Add to Up Next" which is just a queue that the user was allowed to modify. I feel like this is along the same lines of what you're trying to solve: There is a default order of events, but you're allowing the ...


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From the article: Where to Place Icons Your Accordion Menu Icons "There are two common icons used for collapsing: the minus and X icon. Users can misinterpret the minus icon because it often represents removal or deletion. Users shouldn’t feel like they are losing menu options when they collapse the menu. The X icon represents collapsing better because ...



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