Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Jan 2013 00:46 UTC, submitted by the_randymon
Graphics, User Interfaces "A statistical analysis shows that icons with less detail score better in terms of usability. It seems to be an easy truth: too much detail in icons confuses the users. So we wondered whether we could find any evidence for this truth in the data of our large scale test of the LibreOffice Icons."
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by nbensa on Thu 17th Jan 2013 01:55 UTC
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Yes, that's what I think of this "study".. ;)

The "study" is, as the comments on the blog page say, flawed and useless. The low-resolution icons are for common functions. The high-resolutions icons are for not so common functions.

Also, there's a low resolution for save, but no high resolution icon for the same function.

You can't make a serious conclusion from this "study".

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