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Confusing Symbols Are All Around Us

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When I saw this article I felt compelled to share. It is a pet peeve of mine but more importantly a constant challenge to good human factors design. The challenge I am referring to is the use of symbols that are designed based on something other than the easy and reliable interpretation by the user. We see a lot of icons every day. From any experience in the app store to pressing play on your Walkman, we interact with them all the time. But a…