Questions tagged [icons]

An image or pictogram used instead of or supplemental to textual information. Icon requests are off topic; please keep questions related to their use rather than asking what a good icon to represent a certain item/concept would be.

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Indicating that a select box has new values

The desktop version of my site has a select box (Angular Material) with a list of client names. That list gets updated (new clients added or clients have new info) and I would like to draw the user's ...
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Live app icons on smartphones?

One thing on my iPhone that always makes me wonder is the Clock app icon. As far as I know, it is the only app icon that is actually "live" (constantly changing state to show the current ...
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How to display unavailable items with icons?

I need to display information about what a venue can provide or allow for its guests. The information if an item is available is of the same importance that it is not (e.g. it's important to know that ...
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How a “disable animations” button should look like?

As it I've been asked to add a button to disable animation on my website, according to the WCAG animation criterion (https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/animation-from-interactions.html). The ...
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Is the “filter” icon widely recognised by users?

Note: I'm NOT asking for an icon suggestion. I'm designing an online menu for users to order their food at a restaurant. I'm also including a filter so that they can apply their dietary preferences. ...
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“Partial” icon in a comparison table

I'm making a table comparing the features in different offerings, using checkmarks and blank spaces to denote whether a feature is available or not. There are a few edge cases where there's partial ...
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Best Practice for placement of Help / Save / Cancel icons

I'm designing a UI where sections will become editable, and there are also quite a few help icons for users to get further information about each section. Originally, I put the Help icon in the top ...
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What's a better way to Indicate flights in operation when booking flights

I'm designing a flow that will reduce the likelihood of users getting zero results when they search for a flight. When looking at examples of how other airline apps do this, I came across the ...
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Which is the most “shareable” icon out there [closed]

Our company have three main platforms, the web, Android and iOS. It's based on listings where you can perform some actions, one of them being sharing, since I saw this question in '15 (Which share ...
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What icon intuitively represents making comparisons? [closed]

I want to make an app which involves repeatedly giving users two options and having them select the one they like better. Is there any icon or symbol which would intuitively represent this concept, ...
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Provide icon set for customisable dashboard

Background We're providing a dashboard to our users, where they can set up their most important features. It is possible to show certain metrics (business figures), have widgets for quick actions, ...
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Confirm and Completed Icon in dashboard simillar

I am working on UX for the dashboard as we have booking progressing as our step for a booking system one thing I'm not sure with this 'CONFIRMED' and 'COMPLETED' Confirmed as the user is confirmed to ...
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Should every line in a grid have edit icons?

We have an application with many grids. The current design is that only the currently active row shows the edit and delete icon. Is this a good practice, or should every line have the edit/delete ...
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Circle = warm, filled circle = cold?

The water tap in my bathroom can switch between cold and warm water. To indicate which lever direction is cold vs warm, there are two symbols: a filled circle and an unfilled circle. Is there any ...
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How can I better convey the idea of “message sent”?

Currently, I am designing a mobile screen where the user can send a message to their friends. In order to show that their message has been sent, the upper right hand corner check-mark goes from black ...
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How consistent should icons be in sizing?

New to UX and confused about size consistency. I know icons that belong in the same group are supposed to have the same visual weight, but what if there's different groups of icons on the same page or ...
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Would you understand a 3rd state for a “like” action if it's using the same icon? [closed]

We're having a usability debate: would the user understand what the 3rd state means, without text or tooltips, if all he is presented with is an icon in different color, in a different component? ...
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Icon alternative for items per page [closed]

I've below pagination select input for choosing the number of records to be shown per page. I'm looking for an alternative icon that represents the text Items per page So that instead of showing text ...
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Nomenclature of icons e.g. Kebab, Meatball, Hamburger

Is there any logic behind naming icons in UX ? e.g. Breadcrumbs, meatball, kebab, hamburger, doner. Possible logic of the name "breadcrumbs": It helps the user find a "page's location" similar to how ...
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What are the most commonly understood signs/icons for chat interactions?

I'm designing an in-app chat feature where users get can live support from chat agents. What are the most commonly understood signs/icons for chat receipts like sending sent not sent delivered not ...
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Should empty state use a universal symbol or specialised?

Hye, Im wondering is it better to have a universal icon/illustration for the empty states. Means that the same message like 'There's nothing here' with X icon on all screens during empty state. Or ...
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Best horizontal order of icons for list-based operations (e.g. edit/delete or delete/edit)

we are redesigning a web-based application that handles a lot of lists, where every line represents a single item. Like a list of emails or a list of books. Every item offers 3 functionalities: delete,...
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When using a Pencil icon is it necessary to add “edit” next to the icon? [duplicate]

I am working with a new designer who feels strongly that when you use a pencil icon signifying edit you must also add the text "Edit" next to the icon. This is not consistent with how our other pages ...
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How to display icons for Service Locations on Maps?

I'm working on displaying icons on maps, there are 3 types of icons: Pick up point(s): The location that the vehicle should be navigated to Point of Service: The location that the service will be ...
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Is there any research about the information icon font?

There is a small debate in my project weather we should use the serif or the sans serif version of the font for the "i" on the icon and it is something we clearly can't test. I personally prefer the ...
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Communicating that something is clean

I am building a Website on which the status of different machines will be displayed. System Status: ON/OFF/CLEANING/etc. and Cleaning Status: CLEAN/DIRTY/WARNING. The system status is communicated ...
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Why there are 3 lines in all types of menu icons?

I have noticed that all types of menu icons are using three lines or dots. From a UI/UX perspective, does it matter the number of lines/dots? For example if someone decides to use only one or six ...
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Need feedback on displaying tabs with icons

Actually we're building the gis application for Police Department. I have a widget called "Camera" and in that widget, we've added multiple camera locations as per their geo-ids. The camera widget ...
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What is the standard way of showing the user that a context menu is available in a user interface?

In the picture below, the same icon is used for two different actions. The ones to the right expand and collapses the section, whereas the ones to the left open a classic context menu. I find this ...
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Should icons be trailing or leading in a button with icon?

What is the best practice for using both icon and label in a button should it be before the label or after ?
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Position of the number on notification icons [closed]

The number in notification icons is generally displayed on the right side of the bell icon, what is the reason behind this? Is there anywhere you have seen the reverse where the numbers are on the ...
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How many Options / Icons / Actions on a screen/list/bar

I face a hard decision when designing an interface for a windows fat client. Do you have any good articles or answers to the following question: When having a lot of options for a certain context - ...
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Suggested icons for the status of downloading content [closed]

We are designing the UI for the downloading of content for offline mode in a PWA app. We will use the solid and/or light download icons to allow users to download the content (which which they will ...
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File type icon colours

We're currently designing a new "Document Management" feature for our application, and I've come to the part where I need icons for the file types. I've gone down the route of doing something custom, ...
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Best way to indicate secondary list items within an expandable list will lead to a new screen? iOS mobile app

I'm designing a page with an accordion list (not a sidebar menu) in a financial iOS app. I'm trying show that eacg primary list item is expandable/collapsible (indicated by up-down chevrons), and that ...
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Symbol for current, ongoing event [closed]

In my app I need to display an icon for an event which is currently ongoing. It's a forecast app for forecasters, where they can issue a forecast in certain time window (event). I'm currently using a ...
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Typography for arrow-linked list on several lines

I’m working on a text-based UI (no graphics other than text) which lists food items ordered one after the other. These food items are connected one another with an arrow symbol. For example: “Food A -...
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Alternative way to represent to open or close a dropdown?

I'm doing some animation icons for a recent product and I'm playing with some alternative to the standard dropdown toggle. Typically, it's a arrow pointing either down or up... Is there any reason ...
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Filter icon for “include null”

I'm designing an e-commerce site that allows for filtering on items based on attributes such as weight, size, price, etc. The problem is for certain attributes, like "weight", some items have data, ...
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How to inform the user that the number shown in a list is incomplete or might not be current?

Consider this card shown below: It's a card with a list view showing the total income by teams. Now most of these teams have secondary teams under them. And many times the actual number of one of the ...
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What is the difference between a 9 dots menu icon and a 7 dots? [closed]

What does it possibly mean? Can it be used as 'go back to menu'? https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/social-media-vol-3/24/_dots-512.png
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Based on what criteria do you add/not add icons to labels within a toolbar?

Some toolbars have icons for each label, and some toolbars do not have icons for any label. There is enough discussion about that. However, some toolbars will attach icons to label selectively, and ...
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Tri-state icon convention?

I have to design a report with validated information about the data entered. In some fields I have a typical triple state. Imagine a file. That file belongs to a report model file. When uploading it, ...
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What is the best location on a form for an information icon?

I am trying to create a form for my web app, which requires information elements to be added. In general I would refer to the documentation of the framework that I would be using (which in my case ...
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Native iOS icon sets

I've always found designing natively for iOS tricky - Google seems to just have everything there for you to look through and design exactly the same. Whereas the Apple Human Interface Guidelines ...
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Salesmanship: How to differentiate two fulfilment statuses when both should seem attractive

My client is asking me to design text labels, iconography and colouring for two «fulfilment statuses» (apologies if that's the wrong term). Both should seem attractive to a potential customer. The ...
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What (FontAwesome) icon should I use for “count” operation? [closed]

We have a standardized paginated table template. We already use FontAwesome icons to represent paging operations << to go to the first page < to go to previous page Numbers to a specific ...
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Width of stroke in an SVG icon

I'd like to use the "material" icons -- https://material.io/tools/icons/?style=outline They look a bit cartoonish to me, e.g. here they are on a black top-bar: Their design guidelines say, ...
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Correct way to show that software is connected to an instrument?

Let me start by saying that I am a software developer, not a ui/ux designer at all, but in my company I need to cover this role too. I am developing a desktop software that manages some particular ...
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Which icons have matching width / height ? Material Design icons are uneven [closed]

If you look at the containing vector of Material Design Icons, this is what makes the icons match in size. However the vectors of the content inside are not all the same sizes and follow no standard, ...

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