On Monday, June 16th, IxDA NYC -- along with our fabulous host Icon
Nicholson -- welcomed David Armano as he engaged 50 attendees in his
forward-thinking presentation "Micro Interactions in a 2.0 World".
Photos of the event can been seen here: http://flickr.com/groups/ixda
and David mentioned that his presentation is publicly available on
See you next time: Thursday, July 24th, for a hot talk by Luke
Williams of frog design.
This is my first post to the group. I'm going to admit that the discussion
topics each day are really enlightening.
I'm involved in a project (educational software) whereby we need to come up
with an icon that represents a test the user takes to assess their skill
level before they proceed with with more advanced functionality.
A discussion came up at the office today that got me wondering.
Do any of you know the history of the 'Power' Icon? You know the one: The
circle with the vertical bar pointing up and overlapping the top edge of the
This icon was being incorporated into an interface and the argument was made
that "not everybody is going to know what that icon means"
That's totally possible. If anything stands out as a good example of the
statement that there are no intuitive interfaces -- all interfaces are
learned -- it's this icon.
I found myself in a bit of a debate over the use of
icons, and would like to be able to cite empirical
data. Unfortunately I haven't located much
literature. Can anyone refer me to research that
compares icons with text buttons?
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