A practical approach to icon Taxonomy

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There have been various studies and attempts for classifying icons according to semiotic principles. Comparing these systems with each other, it seems the discussion is verging on semantics as much as it is on semiotics. What is needed is a more concrete and practical system. One that can be adopted by designers, even without a very profound understanding of semiotic theory. This paper proposes a practical approach to icon taxonomy and presents survey data that has been gathered to validate some of the basic assumptions of the system.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages259-263
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016
Conference number: 18
http://2016.hci.international/index.php

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCI
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period17/07/201622/07/2016
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  • Icon, Interface, Interface design, Semiotics, Taxonomy

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