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Origins of Common UI Symbols | Visual.ly

Origins of Common UI Symbols | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it

They are road signs for your daily rituals—the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day when you interact with your computer. But how much do you know about their origins?

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Points of view: Arrows

Points of view: Arrows | visual data | Scoop.it

Arrows are one of the most commonly used graphical devices in scientific figures. In the July 2011 issue of Nature Methods alone I counted nearly 300 instances of arrows; more than half of the figures contain them. Given the widespread use of arrows, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at this privileged class of diagrammatic form and how we might benefit from its use.

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