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Thread: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

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    Lightbulb Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    Have you ever noticed this.... the Save and Load icons are the wrong way round for the DSP presets.

    The load icon shows an arrow pointing down into storage (when it should point UP as data is leaving storage) and similarly the Save icon is swapped too!

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    It is not supposed to be storage, but the computer.

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    LOL okay mate. Back to UX school for you

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    You are thinking things too much on computer terms, if for example you Load a truck full of produce, the arrow would be pointing into the item you are loading. UX was wrong always, showing floppy discs, etc, the storage medium is not the element of importance, it is what happens in relation to the main device.

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    If you need another opinion; Here are my credentials:
    Part of my job is creating user interfaces. I also have a degree in psychology. With that, I'm siding with Spoon on this one.

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    The rationale is understandable but it flies in the face of established norms. Norms which computer users are used to.

    The result is an increased cognitive load and a decrease in usability.

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    You are thinking things too much on computer terms
    Yes but IT'S A COMPUTER PROGRAM. Context is EVERYTHING, pal.

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    Quote Originally Posted by channel27 View Post
    Yes but IT'S A COMPUTER PROGRAM. Context is EVERYTHING, pal.
    when you write your own program, you can use icons in whatever way you choose....

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    when you write your own program, you can use icons in whatever way you choose....
    Agree but it's helpful to your users, if you use established conventions.

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    Re: Spotted this? Icons wrong way round

    Gary has no users, 'cause he is a user.


    Dat Ei

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