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6483Re: [agile-usability] Re:New To Usability - Trying To Learn & Define Standards

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  • sigbackup
    Oct 1, 2009
      I totally agree with Jonathan.
      In a text-heavy application icons are not a option, they are a must.


      Sigfrid Dusci
      Software Element

      2009/10/1 jonathan berger <jonathanpberger@...>:
      >> My basic rule on icons, avoid whenever possible.
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      > I think that's a pretty poor rule of thumb. Icons have their place,
      > particularly in text-heavy environments where a little bit of color
      > and shape can help guide the user toward "nouns" in the interface.
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      > On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Michael Coombs <mcoombs@...> wrote:
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      >> Hi Doug,
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      >> I’ve never responded to post to this group before. Great book to pick up some best practice standards for “icons” or not, “text links” or not,  is “Web Form Design” by Luke Wroblewski.
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      >> My basic rule on icons, avoid whenever possible. In my enterprise application, at last count, I believe we have about 900+ icons and not one engineer can even tell you which ones are really used in one of the ERP app versions (it would all depend on user, access, and security to even see all the screens).
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      >> Michael
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