Bug 238245 - Usability issues with a number of icons
Summary: Usability issues with a number of icons
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: echo-icon-theme
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: diana fong
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-28 08:28 UTC by David Nielsen
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-04-28 23:13:45 UTC

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Description David Nielsen 2007-04-28 08:28:00 UTC
Description of problem:
I took a few minutes to go over the Echo icons found here:

Mixed use of emblem to indicate "new"
+ emblem (address-book-new, appointment-new, mail-message-new=
* emblem (document-new, window-new)

One emblem should be settled on to convey the term new, I suggest the + emblem
as the star is illogical and is also used to convey different meanings in the
icon set. 

2 different visual representations of bluetooth:
The bluetooth device icon is not the same as the preferences-desktop-bluetooth
icon leading to confusion.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-28 12:55:04 UTC
The most likely way to make any progress on these issues is to discuss them on
fedora-art-list. There is a rationale for * vs +, I believe.

Comment 2 David Nielsen 2007-04-28 23:13:45 UTC
Closing as WONTFIX

Comment 3 Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2007-08-18 13:15:21 UTC
Echo is unreadle when smaller than 48x48 and uses blue color in too many places.

Look at configure icon on Clearlooks button - icon is too dark.
Tango! is good example. Small icons are very light and readable.

Echo artists should change the palette (if any) and guidelines, or release them
(I think there's no guidelines).

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