I'm trying to find ideas for a good, iconic, or not so iconic but still works, in between of a big red X and a green check mark.
The context is in a feedback popup to a short 3 - 5 question quiz that pops up occasionally through the lectures of an online course.
The feedback popup shows the user their score in the quiz, and suggests whether they're ready to move on and continue the lecture, may want to consider going back and reviewing, or it's flat out reccommended that they should go back an review. So basically, the user has a score that can be different values out of 100 depending on how many questions are in the quiz, and of course, how many they get correct, but there's also three divisions of score, as explained above.
- Informing a user that they've done well, and should continue the lecture, is accompanied by a large green checkmark.
- Informing a user that they haven't done well, and need to go back and review, is accompanied by a big red x.
- The middle ground, informing the user that their score is satisfactory, and can move on, but may want to consider a quick review first, is what I'm looking for. I need a symbol that represents some sort of caution, but fits in well with a green checkmark and a red x.
The red x and green checkmark I'm talking about:
The yellow checkmark was one idea, but I'm aiming for something better. There's something about a checkmark that has me thinking in absolutes, so a satisfactory, or cautionary checkmark just doesn't seem like a perfect solution.
Another idea was a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside. I've used one in other parts of the course, such as when a user clicks continue without selecting a required answer, but I still don't think that's a good fit here. A cautionary triangle in user interface design seems appropriate for warning the user about technical errors, not so much as a satisfactory sign.
So what are your thoughts? Is there a good in between for a green checkmark and red x that could represent a satisfactory score on a quiz?