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Re: go-home echo icon concept



Martin Sourada skrev:
Thanks for your critics and suggestion. I take a look at it, as you sugested, and two or three ideas came to my mind - and result are four slightly different icons. First idea is to take the house part of the user-home icon alone and change its perspective, second is to take both the folder and house and change its perspective and third idea is to add an arrow to it to signalize action. I attach pngs only, but if you want I can also supply svgs. And there are no shadows yet.

Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
Quoting Martin Sourada <martin sourada seznam cz>:

Hi again,

I made the icons for 16x16, 24x24 and 48x48 sizes and tried to follow
echo guidlines. I attach all. What do you think?


This go-home icon looks odd because it looks out of place in echo world. It will
on kids theme IMHO.
I suggest to take a look on user-home icon from echo so you can get some ideas.


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I'm not quite sure if I have gotten this right. Are all the above icons supposed to mean the same thing?

If so I would go for the house silhouette alone, without a folder. It takes much more brain processing power to recognize a house on a folder than just a plain house shape. Shapes are among the things we recognize very quickly. The house icon is the icon that has the most uniqueness in shape of the ones that you suggested.

Another thing, the arrow somehow indicates a directional move, i.e. go back to home or go forward to home. Does this really make sense in the application? I would think that the direction from where you get to home is irrellevant in most cases. so we should not invite the user to think in terms of back and forward. So I suggest you leave out the arrow or make it point to the house in e.g. 45 degree angle. That way you could indicate move without involving allready taken concepts like "back", "forward", "up", "down" that is used elsewhere. Leaving out the arrow is probably the best option as it makes the icon less complicated, so the plain blue house is the best alternative in my oppinion.

Regards
Uno Engborg


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