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If the icon can be colored then you could use a simpler graphic based on what has been used for CRT displays. Or shades of each colors, which is what a test print consists in.
To make sure I'm answering the right question: you want to find the best approach to representing ranks, in iOS icon format, to a specific audience. Short answer: use something appropriate to your audience that represents a numerical value. Metals and their pitfalls Firstly, if you go with those metals you suggested, you limit yourself to 3, perhaps 4 ...
AFAIK and from personal experience, iOS apps can't display awards, icons or graphics on the home screen unless it's a notification or on lock screen. I don't understand how there is anything User Experience related about that nomenclature of Apprentice/Expert or Ruby/Diamond/Gold/Silver/Platinum awards. This is simply a preference for how long each process ...
Get rid of "Remove all" and allow users to select the items they want to delete. Then only one "Remove" button should be enough.
My answer refer to the icon only, not other stuff for the prevention of mistake. It seems that your trash cans are too close to each other. Search for the 'save all' icon, you'll find the floppy disks are much more distant from each other.
You can try showing a confirmation question like "Are you sure you want to delete ALL the items?" and the answers "Yes, delete ALL", "No".
My first suggestion is to separate your destructive actions from the constructive actions. As a user can accidentally click the wrong icon due to a visual error, they can accidentally click the wrong icon just because their mouse was not exactly where they thought it was. Keep the actions that are destructive and can cause panic (such as accidentally ...
Consider doing away with the Remove All icon altogether and ensuring that there's a Select All function. That way a user's intent to Remove All is actioned using the same tools they use to action Remove Some and Remove One.
Unless an icon is absolutely necessary, have you considered using the full text or an abbreviation of the actual word or words? It will reduce the ambiguity created by an unfamiliar graphic representing of your concept.
You would gain value in creating a more pleasing interface and a better visual hierarchy. And yes that is a part of the over all user experience. I think to often we (UX designers) neglect the value we gain from improved visual hierarchy and pleasing interfaces. While interfaces should be minimal and goal oriented, they should also be joyful to use and ...
Icons have been found to depend on individual perception and thus labels are necessary to disambiguate their meaning. Moreover, it has been shown that it is impossible to create a complex visual language. However, this doesn't mean that icons are no good in complicated systems; just that it will take users a while to get used to the icons and disambiguate ...
Icons are extraneous whenever they're not universally recognizable. I always say that the paradox of using icons is that should be clichéd enough to be used without text...even though they should never actually be used without text. I would use text for the things that you mentioned and instead focus on organizing them in a convenient way (eg, ...
You could try the progressive disclosure pattern: With a progressive disclosure control, users can show or hide additional information including data, options, or commands. Progressive disclosure promotes simplicity by focusing on the essential, yet revealing additional detail as needed. . An example of similar usage is:
I interpreted the guidelines for text to apply unconditionally, regardless of whether the text is appearing on a button or in video. Buttons are only different from a text box because they are more likely to have 3D borders, shadows, and gradient backgrounds. However, only the background colour applies to the contrast rating. Sadly, all the contrast ...
I was faced with a similar decision on a project I am working on. I want users to "appreciate" posts by other users. I mulled over what icon worked (thumbs up was the #1 choice but it's now "loaded" by facebook.) After much thought, I went with text. It's a fine choice if space or choice count is not an issue. Plus, there is no doubt what the meaning is. ...
Given that the thumbs up symbol is so widely used now, it may be the most user friendly option to stick with. Another icon that might work for showing support would be one showing a coin going in a cup.
If the support is via donations, then perhaps a "money donation" icon e.g. first search result. Edit: For support in a competition by voting, a voting booth seems natural.
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