[FX.php List] [ 1/2 OT ] Is there a consortium of symbols?

david weiner 1265 at lucerneblvd.org
Fri May 8 10:29:12 MDT 2009

The closest I can think of are icon sets, Tango is one of the most  
common since it's open source. But more specifically what each icon  
might symbolize tends to be abstract to some degree and depends on  
internal consistency of use and general use in the world of computers  
in some sort of balance.


If you're really interested in usability as a topic there's a lot to  
read and it's kind of an open debate, so it's good to read a variety  
of sources and then test things out by listening very carefully and  
observing your users while they try to understand the cues you give  


- David

On May 8, 2009, at 6:39 AM, Gjermund Gusland Thorsen wrote:

> If you look at this link:
> http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home&locale=en_US&q=ichat
> in the results, there are symbols, i assume the doctor tool means
> diagnostics and 123 means how-to and the cartoon bubbles means
> opinions or dialog.
> But do any of you know of a "dictionary" of sybols?
> ggt
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