8 comments

  • Andrew McCarthyAndrew McCarthy, 6 years ago

    I don't think the results would have been as drastic if they used properly designed line icons, instead of just a fill-to-stroke version of the solid.

    3 points
    • Joris RigerlJoris Rigerl, 6 years ago

      Exactly. What annoys me most about this is that the poll itself is heavily biased. Not exactly a good start for a discussion...

      1 point
  • Jake Lazaroff, 6 years ago

    Relevant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines

    2 points
  • Sarah Groff-PalermoSarah Groff-Palermo, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    I thought no, but then I did the poll, and like nearly everyone else, found the solid easier except in the case of the chat bubble. Surprising.

    I suspect it has something to do with the total number of lines, since all the others already had cutouts, etc.

    1 point
  • Matt LindleyMatt Lindley, 6 years ago

    I do not think it is a matter of understanding. I think they are just a bit harder to recognize at a glance.

    Since switching to iOS 7 I have noticed that I have to take a second to look at the icon to know what it is. It has absolutely slowed me down some, which is a shame.

    1 point
    • Benjamin GageBenjamin Gage, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      I'm in this boat as well. I understand what they mean, but it takes me longer to recognize them because there is less to look at. This is a matter of sacrificing usability for aesthetics.

      1 point
  • Bart Claeys, 6 years ago

    I don't think so. There are so many complex things we get to see on a daily base and we manage to understand all these without any problems. So why would a tiny hollow icon require so much more cognitive energy?

    0 points