[Tango-artists] Search/Find and Zoom Metaphors
tigert at tigert.com
Wed Jan 4 11:58:33 PST 2006
On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 08:08 -0700, Ryan Collier wrote:
> What if we use the same metaphor "magnifying glass" but differentiate
> the icons some how for each? I mean, zoom in could have a "+" symbol,
> zoom out could have a " -" symbol, and search could have a file/document
> behind it. Wait, don't we do that already?
> I mean, I think the magnifying glass represents "looking". Looking with
> a "+" means look closer, looking with a "-" means looking farther,
> looking with a document means search document. Maybe we can even take it
> one step further and have a magnifying glass over a computer for general
> system wide searches.
Yep, sounds fair to me. Also, the context usually is different anyway -
perhaps this is not a real issue anyway.
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