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UX/UI tips for application controls

Lesson 5: Icons

When icons are used correctly, they provide many usability benefits. A great icon is one in which its meaning can be understood without reading a label. This clarity is one of the most important characteristics of a great application. The following basic design guidelines help communicate clearly when creating icons.

  1. Use icons that are already familiar to your users where possible
  2. Icons should always communicate meaning
  3. Icons must visually describe their function and purpose

This concludes basic design guidelines for Icons and this course about UX/UI tips for application controls.