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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 would move the pencil icon next to the X or delete icon. I would also try to use the word Edit and use a different color.


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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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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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when talking about icons, the UX design principles focus on creating / choosing the right icon for a given use case, not how the icon is created (whether or not it is mergerd / combined / mixed from 2 existing icons or created from scratch), see e.g. http://boxesandarrows.com/optimizing-ui-icons-for-faster-recognition/ though you can try to search for ...


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The view and edit functions should be closer together. The attachment button takes up a lot of real estate.The disclaimer can be by itself. The trashcan icon is more explicit.


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Change the color of the pencil so it contrasts more. The blue is okay, just darken it a bit so it has similar visual weight to the X. Move the pencil much closer to the cross. Right now your buttons are all over the place; one left, middle, right. By moving the edit next to delete you create sort of a modification bar. I'd also make the view/detail button ...


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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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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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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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@Confused: Manipulating people is advertising. Sit down with someone in the company's advertising department, along with someone from design (the person that lays out the ads) and think about this not as an app thing, not as a web thing, but as what it is, an advertising thing. The worst thing you can do is put people off. If it's appropriate for ...


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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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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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The best answer would be 'Ask Yourself'. When you drive car, Do you want to read Road Signals in written text? Probably Not. Because it will take time and you should be focused on the road. So, Red, Yellow and Green colors are simple enough to convey the meaning of signals. Arrow signs are quite simple than 'TURN RIGHT' or 'DO NOT TRY TO OVERTAKE' (by ...


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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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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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Determine focus What is the priority of the UI? In your question you state, each row represent[s] a pending download ... downloads will proceed top-down Based on that, the table represents a download queue. In your comment you provided this additional information row order represent chapters of a book, which is the real deal here That sounds ...



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