Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Icon Poll - is this OK?
From: Shawn T Carroll <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 16:58:03 -0700 (PDT)
What dimensions are you shooting for with the icon? Is there a set __ x __ pixels?

My wife is a professional graphic designer, and is called upon regularly to design or redesign icons.  If the goal is to figure out ways to have a "record" button not look like an indicator light or stop sign, I bet she would have some ideas.

If you def want to go with the "record" paradigm, I believe there are some pretty well-established norms for this in the icon world.

 
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From: Eric Wedel <[email protected]>
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Icon Poll - is this OK?

Thanks for the graphics.
 
Funny, on the text-only poll I voted for record/stop, as this is intuitively correct.
[One can get in trouble for playing packets back into a live network. :-) ]
But it seems that the record button (small red dot on a large button) doesn't
transfer well to the screen, looking instead like an indicator light.
 
Also, the fourth example has no shape distinction at all, so people with red/green
color blindness would need to rely on tooltips / button placement.
 
 
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Laura Chappell
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:05 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] Icon Poll - is this OK?
 
 
See the pretty pictures? <grin>
 
I can send this to about 25,000 folks on our mailing lists and hit Twitter/Facebook.
 
Will provide feedback to the –dev list.
 
Laura

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