Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2008 20:53 UTC, submitted by Adam S
Graphics, User Interfaces "It is much easier to criticize somebody else's work than to create something cool yourself. But if you apply a systematic approach to criticizing, make a numbered list and prepare illustrations, it will be regarded as a fully-fledged analysis! In my opinion, icon design is undergoing a transitional period. On the one hand, screen resolutions are increasing, hence enhancing icons. On the other hand, we still have good old pixels. Icons sized 16x16 and even smaller are still widely used. And so, here are the most commonly observed mistakes in icon design."
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Painful
by gavin.mccord on Thu 14th Feb 2008 11:29 UTC
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2005-09-07

I often find myself becoming blinded by icons these days, unable to work out for several seconds what I'm looking for.

I'm toying with the idea with creating my own set, essentially just oblong buttons with text, as I find it faster to read words than to try and decipher what the icon designer intended.

My real bugbear at the moment is Vista's control panel. When you open it in classic mode it's quite overwhelming. (I'm otherwise ambivalent about Vista)

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