Garrity’s Law of Icon Metaphors

A rule of thumb I try to use when looking for visual metaphors for actions or elements in an interface:

If an element does not have an obvious visual metaphor, then it should not have an icon.

I’m also working on a law that governs how to name laws after oneself, but I don’t have a good name for it yet.


2 thoughts on “Garrity’s Law of Icon Metaphors

  1. if one has not invented before then you shall not be permitted to invent anew.

    if one has not thought before then you shall not be permitted to think

    if one has not seen before than all must not see

    if one has not known freedom than you shall never be free

    if one has not lived before than you cannot feel alive

    … and so on..

    you commy bastard 😉

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