One of the challenges to design is to create artifacts with the smallest learning curve to the user. A good design is one that is self-evident and easy to use (hence the famous Mies van der Rohe less is more). Design frequently uses metaphors, which are nothing less than the interpolation of the meaning between […]
User Interface Icons. A user interface icon, symbolizes a command, file, device or directory. UI icons are also used to represent actions like trash, print, save, etc. They are usually visual metaphors simplified so that they are appropriate for use at small sizes.