6527RE: [agile-usability] Re: Designing toggle icon
- Oct 30, 2009The idea of a closed eye has been suggested by a number of my test
subjects. I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but my guess is that it
will suffer from the same issue.
Does a closed eye mean
- Watches are currently OFF (and therefore, click here to turn them ON)
- Click here to turn OFF the watches (and therefore, they are currently
But it's worth a try.
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Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 1:44 PM
Subject: [agile-usability] Re: Designing toggle icon
The problem seems to be in depending on the color to convey the meaning
while the eye is static. Maybe if you tried a closed eye vs. an open eye
and forgot about the colored checkmarks completely, then.
the idea of a ligthhouse with a signal beam vs. one without also came to
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Desilets, Alain"
> The problem I am having is that no matter what icon I come up with,
> people interpret it as representing the STATE of the watches, andsome
> people interpret it as the ACTION that will be done on the state ofthe
> watches when they click on it. Unfortunately, these twointerpretations
> tend to contradict each other. For example, an eye with a greenicons
> checkmark can be interpreted as:
> - Traces are ON (and therefore, click here to turn them OFF)
> - Click here to turn traces ON (and therefore, they are
> currently OFF)
> Which are exact opposite of each other. I have tested the list of
> in the attached MS Word file with a dozen people or so, and I findthis
> contradiction applies with all of them.------------------------------------
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