Re: Toolbar usability?

Subject: Re: Toolbar usability?
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:44:38 -0600

> Hi all... I recall seeing a study about the usability of toolbar
> buttons a few years ago.


> (There's a little user interface crusade lurking behind my
> question. I've commented on some custom toolbar buttons in
> applications I've documented, and I'd like to be able to back up
> my points with evidence.)

This is not quite what you are looking for but....

The book "The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design"
has a list of common toolbar buttons that should be used in
applications (pg 176-178).

If you are going to use toolbar icons, they might as well resemble
something a user may have seen in other applications...

Dana W.


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