SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Iconic paradigms
Re: [Sigia-l] Iconic paradigms
> Seems that concepts or ideas would be much more difficult to represent
> as icons than physical objects.
Certainly. But there's also the tail/dog issue here: we're a bit conditioned
to see object icons. I'm curious as to how much of this is a cognitive
barrier vs. usage conditioning.
> Do you have any examples of a non-object icon? Not necessarily
> sites that use them, but something in your mind?
Often a "cloud" icon is used to represent the Internet in network diagrams,
For when you've run out of your own ideas and context.
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