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Effective Use of Icons & Images

Patrick Hofmann's December 3 UIE Virtual Seminar.

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Effective Use of Icons & Images

  1. 1. Effective Use of Icons & Images A UIE Virtual Seminar Thursday, December 3, 2009 Patrick Hofmann UX Designer • Sydney Register your team today at: http://www.uie.com/events/virtual_seminars/
  2. 2. make icons make sense Patrick Hofmann UX Designer • Sydney
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is this? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is this? </li></ul> In a hardware store?  In the margin of a user guide?  In a cartoon above someone’s head?
  5. 5. <ul><li>How do we define “cultural regions”? </li></ul><ul><li> Political borders </li></ul><ul><li> Languages </li></ul><ul><li> Geographical regions </li></ul><ul><li> Religions </li></ul><ul><li> Gender </li></ul><ul><li> Age </li></ul>English Français Deutsch Suomi
  6. 6. <ul><li>Right and wrong/ do and don’t </li></ul> Refrain from using the checkmark and X in global documents  Although Scandinavians are aware of check = correct and X = incorrect , they’re often used to mean “remove” & “select” respectively
  7. 7. <ul><li>Bank </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Business </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Beware of falling cows </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Beware of hungry cows </li></ul>
  11. 11. Effective Use of Icons & Images A UIE Virtual Seminar Thursday, December 3, 2009 Patrick Hofmann UX Designer • Sydney Register your team today at: http://www.uie.com/events/virtual_seminars/

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