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I agree with many around here that it is possibly best to stick with the icons that are so common for media players. However I understand the problem you try to solve. Mixing both icons could be a nice solution. But as always; testing is knowing! My attempt for a possible mix: And to emphasize that it starts from the beginning... Add a line: Or use ...


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Why don't you simply go to the basics? What you want exists since tape recorders and was used by most video players since the 70s (and even audio devices like walkman later): stop and pause/still buttons. Stop button sends you to beginning, pause/still button keeps you in place. No need to create icons, new affordances, anything, this is an at least 40 years ...


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Symbols on the buttons warn of mutable state Some clickable things in web pages and applications, like hyperlinks, are immutable. Meaning: you can undo clicking a link (back button) clicking the link again has the same result (go to same page again) By contrast, certain other clickable things mutate persistent state somewhere (often in a database). ...


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How about having a "bookmarks" panel, with a means of setting a particular bookmark as a default, and then having a "play bookmark" button on the scrubber control? If there is a default bookmark at the start of the piece and no other bookmark is set, "play bookmark" would replay from start. If, however, any other bookmark is set as the default, "play ...


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I propose having three symbols. If other action-symbols are appearing in buttons, then place all three of these symbols into a single button a button (a circle or (square) rectangle). A vertical line, and a left arrow (as seen in , Kevin's answer, Samuel Kelemen's answer) A comma A right arrow This may be cramming things a bit, which could be ...


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Joining the brainstorm... I feel this should be more of a comment to some of the previous ideas. Borrowing from music notation and the general idea of the beginning of a score: Or, more correct maybe but less recognizable (Da capo): [ edit [ Or even with the 'real' note bar? In my opinion, the second one works strongest and connects best to ...


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The icon should visually represent the action(s) performed when clicked. In this case, the action is: Go Back (to the beginning) Play (or continue playing) The icon below is the most clear representaion of these two actions in sequence.   This shows 'go back' leading directly into 'play', and nothing following play. Other icons that do not show ...


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So many good ideas here... I think the most intuitive ones incorporate the concept of the scrubber/timeline combined with the play button. Here's my take: EDIT: A refined version... This is a fascinating exercise. Great question.


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I would suggest the above or something similar to: |-> "Start at the beginning and play." Or: Edit: I realize this could be interpreted in ways that you might not want. Update: I did an image search on "play from beginning icon" and saw some of the samples from this page, but also an example using a bar like this: Here the Play button could toggle ...


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I think that my idea may give you a little different view of this button. Basically, my idea is very similar to the v1 of Chris Spittles's version, but the button should contain the progress bar (e.g. when you are around 50% of the progress, the button should look like in v2, but when you reach 90-95% of progress, it should look like in V1. Of course, when ...


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As this is a take on the skip back control which is a standard media playing control. You could incorporate a progressive disclosure icon into that skip backwards icon. When held the additional options would appear. Example: When single clicked the main action would initiate i.e. normal skip to start and would stay paused if currently paused. When ...


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After reading some of the comments and answers and realising you want this button to skip to the start and start playing even if paused I realised maybe youre trying to invent a control that isnt necessarily needed by the majority of users (an assumption) and also would add more elements to the UI and potentially cause confusion and clutter. From my ...


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[► Opening bracket [ for the beginning, ► for playing. Also, there's a Home button on most keyboards that does what you'd expect.


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Traditionally, the 'previous button' is used. 1 click returns to the beginning of the clip, and a double click goes to the beginning of the previous clip. Holding could also jog back.


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IEC 60417 is a standard for symbols to put on electrical devices (TVs, VCRs, washing machines, MRIs etc.) and ISO 7000 collects these. Each costs around 100 bucks, but there is a free preview PDF. It’s the closest I could find that would standardize the common playback controls like play ▶️, pause ⏸, play/pause ⏯, stop ⏹, fast forward ⏩, rewind ⏪, skip/next ...


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To answer the keyboard UX question, HOME is often used to go to the beginning of a media clip. Show then it would be HOME SPACE to skip to the beginning and play.


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In products that play multiple items (videos, songs, etc.), you often have skip buttons, with icons like these: In theory, these are used to navigate between items. In practice, skip backwards more often means "go to the beginning of the current item, and if we're already there, go to the beginning of the previous item instead." You could eliminate the ...


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How about this.. It shows 00:00 , meaning the beginning of the clip. This probably IMO is easiest to understand for a general user.. without using loop symbols etc. Edited based on comment from Crissov.


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v1 I would suggest that the play button stays the same as it always has - a triangle to begin then a pause once playback begins. But, once playback has started, a new button appears like this: The circle encapsulating the easily recognisable play triangle is pointing in an intuitive direction: anti-clockwise, implying that we are going back in time. The ...


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Play .. play from "where the head is now". We're still in edit concept. You need to use the icon that has to toggle between pause and play, something like However, I want to have a "Play, but from beginnning" button. Try this icon for simply restarting from the beginning. Try .. Leave edit concept (so, things could happen like "widgets ...


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you can use a restart / reset button, here's an example from YouTube, the leftmost button


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Your best option isn't to use an icon at all, especially for such an ambiguous option. Your clearest option for the user is to actually use the word Practice. There is no icon that's universal in even the slightest sense that would symbolize "practice" to your users. Icons should only be used when there is a universal understanding behind them, and ...


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There's currently no (wide-spread) specific symbol for practice or training, at least not for self-practice. There's something for training/schooling, but I don't think that's what you're looking for: In this context I'd focus more on the tracking aspect, i.e. progress, which can be shown with graphs and charts, so you could use those as a symbol in ...


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One possibile explanation might be that they thought along the lines of: Red = encouraging an action. Black = indicates the action has been performed. Ergo, they want you to favourite, and so want to draw your attention to the act of favouriting more than they want to the act of having favourited. Perhaps they weren't getting enough favourites when the ...


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Since we're talking about lists the closest analog is folders. Something like this may work:


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Someone did some user research on this. My only take away from it is that it's a bad idea to use no icon, and putting the icon on the right increases task time. I think the problem is that this is a problem that has no good solutions. https://viget.com/inspire/testing-accordion-menu-designs-iconography



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