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The Icon Book: Visual Symbols for Computer Systems and Documentation (Wiley Technical Communication Library) Paperback – 20 May 1994

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Dskt edition (20 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471599018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471599012
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,953,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Icons are images which represent an object or task in computer user interface screens and documentation. Icons draw the user's attention to something of importance and allow them to select a task or function more easily and process that function in less time. Although icons are intended for ease-of-use, they are often quite unclear and difficult to associate with the task at hand. This same confusion occurs when translating software manuals, computer books and the software itself for other countries. With an exhaustive supply of examples, this practical guidebook offers readers clear research-based guidelines for designing, testing, refining and implementing icons into international markets for true user-friendly communication.

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5.0 out of 5 starsuseful guide book for desining icons
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