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Does this work for you? if the units need to be editable then make it a drop down link showing valid unit types
I would go with option 2. You want to keep the user informed of the units that they are entering. Ie look at the meters vs feet fiasco with the mars rover. Sure you app may not be as critical but you should treat every application as if a avoiding User Errors is of the utmost priority. Also a user could be going through the form and have something break ...
If people have avatars, you could show both avatars beside each other. Nothing more. Do not try and connect the avatars as this may be confused or even misconstrued! If there are no avatars for someone then use a default head/shoulder blank avatar. Let whitespace do the separation between the avatars and the description. Take Trello as an example, where ...
I think you have several ways people could relate: Handshake Synergy Conversation Social Images below are illustrated below. Note: These were are all taken from Google Images, so credit is not mine and some are stock photos. They are just examples. Handshake Synergy Conversation Social
First a sign with a red border is interpreted as a prohibition. In case there is red diagonal the prohibition is enhanced. But there is no recommendation which direction the line should have. You will find more about that in "Pictograms, Icons and Signs" from Rayan Abdullah http://www.amazon.com/Pictograms-Icons-Signs-Rayan-Abdullah/dp/0500286353/
A - I'm pretty sure you're overthinking this :). B - As long as we're ovethinking this, I think that the explanation could have something to do with human factors. Imagine that you have to draw a large diagonal line on a wall. It's easier to draw it downwards than upwards. You lift your arm up in a short quick movement and then carefully control the long ...
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