How Icons Can Affect The UX

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Interfaces are all about communication and getting things done. A website’s UI is a means to an end, and the designer’s job is to create an interface that helps the user reach that end quickly.

Icons are perfect for interfaces because they  without words. Users can learn how an interface works just by studying the visuals and interacting with the elements.

In this post I’ll cover a few different ways to use icons to improve the quality of UX on a website. There are no perfect uses but there are commonalities between great icons and an improved user experience.

Enhanced Navigation

Icons naturally help users navigate through a website based on visuals alone. The best icons are the ones that  so you always want to stick with these first.

 

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