Icons are an object, idea, or action’s visual representation. In a graphical user interface (GUI), icons must convey meaning, brand image, and visual appeal. The figure below shows different types of icons on a phone’s home screen:
Icons are an essential part of an interface and help improve user experience. However, a poorly designed icon confuses the users and does more harm than good. The first priority should be to ensure that icons convey meaning and ensure that they are aesthetically pleasing.
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