Re[2]: Icons

Subject: Re[2]: Icons
From: "Walker, Arlen P" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 08:27:19 -0500

From: Arlen P Walker on 05/02/97 08:27 AM

Regarding icons, like most things, there are good and bad ones. Good
icons are ones where the meaning is almost unmistakeable. I
think the one you described, a trinagle within a triangle, is not a
good icon, because it doesn't mean anything.

It's a cultural thing. US road signs have different shapes depending upon
what they are trying to convey (octagon is "Stop," for example). It used to
be you couldn't get a license to drive here without knowing the shapes.

The triangular signs here mean Caution or Yield.

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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