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I think this is an instance where you need to push back on the client. Find out why they want icons, then create a couple of prototypes: one using labels, one using their suggested icons. Test with users, and ideally let the clients see the testing take place so they can see the problems.


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How about a family crest icon? If might look a little too much like a shield, but it may work!


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The best icon is a text label. Also check: Should icons be used to represent "name" and "surname" in a form?


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Text label The text label has the advantage over an icon as being more easily understood. That is, if the copy is clear enough. You can be quite sure what action will trigger when you press 'Settings' for example. Icon But icons on the other hand, can be very ambiguous. A 'wrench' for example could mean all kinds of things 'Building tools', 'Settings', ...


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If you want to localize it for different cultures, you could translate word 'help' for different languages. Because language becoming obsolete slowly, then visual icons.


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You're wondering whether the question-mark icon is universally recognised. There are two parts to this: Do your users have prior experience with a question-mark icon? Will your users recognize YOUR question-mark icon as offering Help? I can only answer the first question. I did a quick search of the various style guides. To sum up: The Microsoft ...


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One of the way instructional designers use to show that the screenshot on a page is not complete is to show it by dashed-lines. As shown in figure 01 The same idea can be used to indicate that the screenshot is incomplete and next page shows the screenshot beginning with the dashed lines indicating continuation. Another way is to use what we traditionally ...


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You can add black inset gradient inside image - it will suggest that image isn't displayed full. EDIT - Example image I know that this gradient is too visible, I just wanted to show what I mean.


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You can use a 'torn page' edging style to indicate that something is continued somewhere else and in a particular direction.


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I did a small User Testing with your icons. Chose 5 tech-savvy almost college aged kids who stay nearby and showed them the icons with the labels hidden. This is what they had to say This is the distribution for each icon Music-3 Songs-2 Movies-1 Videos-4 Search-all 5 More-all 5 But, the TV icon was ambiguous TV-3? Screen-1? Track pad-1? ...


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I think this discussion is very interesting. On the ux podcast by Per Axbom and James Royal-Lawson I heard they talk about the "hamburger menus" used on mobile devices and how often this icon is pressed depending on if the button had the label "menu" next to it or not. I googled it and came across this related article. http://exisweb.net/menu-eats-hamburger ...


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"Request a feature" is quite an abstract concept so I don't think there would be a clear conventional icon to use here. Here are my suggestions: You could think about a speech bubble to represent the "request" part. A light bulb is another one that could work as it suggests a new idea. A rocket is a bit of a strange one but could suggest ...


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The closest you can get to a universal symbol for "sensor" might be a large dot/point and some waves moving away from it. Example


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Icons have to be used with care. As the name implies, they need to be iconic, i.e., have some meaning to the user. There are very few buttons that have good icons; examples are Close or Save (even though nobody below the age of thirty has probably handled the floppy disk used in the conventional icon - I wonder when this will change to a cloud icon :-). This ...


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It would help to know what exactly we a assigning a quality to here, but if its something such as internet quality or video quality you could use "signal bars" Alone they don't provide much meaning but the idea is relative to others you can see the difference in quality. This same concept can be used with other measurable items such as movie or books ...


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A diamond icon might be misleading because it's not commonly used to indicate an objects quality. To represent "high quality" using only the Font Awesome icon pack I would stick to the traditional check-marks, stars, thumbs-up and certificate icons.


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In my opinion you don't want to put any strong focus on the forgot-password link. If someone's forgot the password, he will look for it. The important point is to integrate the link in the user's workflow. Mostly he excepts the link near the Login button. For convenience reasons I would place it as a link right next to the button OR right below. Another ...


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If you are sure that both environments won't be used by a single user then I imagine it would not cause issues. However, to me a trash can is not very intuitive for "deactivate" anyway. I would recommend simply changing the icon to something more representative of "disable" such as a slashed circle or a lock (depending on what deactivating something ...


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In my opinion, the fact that it is an arrow, a triangle or a chevron is more up to design. The important fact it is the symbol is the same for all pages and not used for another usage. I personnaly find interesting text + symbol, like


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I think the mockup makes sense, although I definitely think some user testing is required to figure out the 'best' way to do it. Once thing to be wary of is analysis paralysis with lots of choices. If you give the user a screen like this there's like 12 icons and it's pretty overwhelming - personally I couldn't be bothered processing that! So the other ...


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When you're not sure I suggest sticking to standards - especially for your beta to first launch. You can always do a mock-up and see how your users respond to your mood icons - do they get it? Using standards reduces your user's need to "think" because they see controls (in this case using STARS to rate) that are familiar and they already know what they ...


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First of all, where is this planned to be used? What's your target audience? Is this for kids in a forum or discussion board? Is this to review products? Is this intended for management levels in a corporation? Is this for western culture? Eastern? How do you plan to convey neutral statuses? What if I don't like the post or whatever? What if I find it ...


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Do you think it is going to be easy to compare ratings using images? I think if you want to use icons, then you can't have too large a scale otherwise it will be difficult to tell the difference between say 3 and 4, whereas in a normal rating system this will be quite clear. Also, what will you do with average review ratings, would you round it up?


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I personally agree with @SNag on this one in that the sort indicator is not, in actuality, an arrow at all, but rather a visual indicator of the way the list will be sorted. To offer further support of this, I present a screenshot from Mac OS 8 (circa 1997) that uses a similar metaphor, but one that is clearly and intentionally differentiated from an arrow: ...


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This is what "For Dummies" are using in their Books: (Page from one of their Books) Maybe It's similar to what you need so you could recreate it


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As your users are developers, perhaps a mini console icon. Talks to their profession (coding in terminal, familiar to look at etc) Here is some examples of what I mean.


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I would not use icons for this purpose because they are difficult to understand without labels. If you're worried about scannability, adding bars to ease visual comparison can help. Here is a palette of options that use bars with different scales, and also different text representations of the frequency: You will have to decide whether you want to ...


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Seems like you might be over-complicating things, and not even for the right reasons : / First, because "not really sure why, I guess I think it's ugly" is a poor reason to go re-inventing the wheel. If you do some testing, or get some feedback, that suggests users have issues with these words, then change it up. Applying your experience as a designer is ...


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Two ideas: You could display the number of times per year the event takes place. Monthly ----------→ 12 Quarterly ----------→ 4 Twice per year ----------→ 2 Yearly ----------→ 1 If the important thing is when the next event will take place, you could hide the frequency in the UI and display the date of the next occurrence.


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Do not use adverb but use every. Monthly ------------→ every month Quarterly ----------→ every 3 months Twice per year ---→ every 6 months Yearly --------------→ every year You may want to add "once" Once every 3 month


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Your observations and thinking is correct. Showing same icon as well as showing different icons might be confusing. What I think in this case is : You can use a hamburger icon at the top (if it is possible and you have some other options to display) and you can include both the type of settings in there. You can use icon with caption like Application ...


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I think your real problem is not the icons but the fact that you have two different places with settings. Integrate the advanced settings in the application wide settings. Give it it's own tab or page if needed and make it always accessible (as long as the analysis section is accessible for the user). Consider creating a menu for different kind of settings ...


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I'm not a UX expert but in my opinion, it'll be nice to have a single settings icon and display the different settings in an options-list when you click on the icon. Something like this (with some improvement) -



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