Icon for 'Push'

5 Dec 2005 - 10:21am
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Gerard Torenvliet
2004

Hi,

I'm currently designing a device that includes a knob with two types of
interaction:

- turn to increment value
- push to accept value

The proposed labelling is at present:

Tune <above the knob>

<knob>

Push - Ent <below the knob>

My question: does anyone know of a good icon to represent the 'push'
action, or a combo icon that represents turn and push?

Any other ideas that you might have for labelling are also welcome.

Regards,
-Gerard

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5 Dec 2005 - 11:10am
Akanowicz Ron
2005

This might be a start:

http://www.elasticspace.com/tags/usability/

Also, perhaps putting Tune above the knob with arrows pointing in either
direction and putting "Enter" on the face of the knob itself. This fits
better in the model of 'direct manipulation.'

Ron

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Hi,

I'm currently designing a device that includes a knob with two types of
interaction:

- turn to increment value
- push to accept value

The proposed labelling is at present:

Tune <above the knob>

<knob>

Push - Ent <below the knob>

My question: does anyone know of a good icon to represent the 'push'
action, or a combo icon that represents turn and push?

Any other ideas that you might have for labelling are also welcome.

Regards,
-Gerard
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5 Dec 2005 - 11:16am
Dan Saffer
2003

You might look on the tops of "child-proof" (really human-proof)
medicine bottles. Those require both turning and pushing to open, so
there might be some clever solutions there to draw on.

Dan

Dan Saffer
Sr. Interaction Designer, Adaptive Path
http://www.adaptivepath.com
http://www.odannyboy.com

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