I would like to create a slightly different convention for single select and multi-select toggle choices. I hate the stereotypical look of default radio buttons and check marks in boxes, so I came up with the following design.
The examples show default, hover-over, and selected states of a multi-select option (square) and a single select (circle). These buttons will primarily be used in a standard testing environment where a user is asked to pick the best answer, or pick all answers that apply.
Can I flatten out and simplify the design of this functionality and have users still understand it? If anyone has any examples this functionality without the default look of radio buttons or check marks i'd really appreciate it!
After everyone's input here as well as mulling it over more I decided to wimp out and keep with the standard. This is for assessment based content, and in the end readability has to trump my want to try to bend the standard. Following is what i decided to go with.
Thanks for the feedback!