Two Typical Symbols in Human-Machine Interactive Interface


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In the modern Human-Machine interactive interface, symbol is used to express ideas, and is an important component of information visualization. By analyzing the style of interface design of "skeuomorphism" and "flat" that are two typical symbol designs, we analyze the differences between them, find out the user cases of these two symbols, and explore the future trends of the basic theories about symbol in the contemporary interactive interface. The experimental results show that skeuomorphism is different from flat in terms of five aspects including identity, interest, timeliness, familiarity, and simplicity. At last, we expect our research to provide guidance for the design of interface icons.



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Jianzhong Lin, Tianhong Yan, Xinsheng Xu and Zhengyi Jiang




C. F. Li et al., "Two Typical Symbols in Human-Machine Interactive Interface", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 635-637, pp. 1659-1665, 2014

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September 2014




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