L007 - Symbols


Issue Definition

Symbols are used for several purposes. Usually they represent navigation elements (such as links) or shortcuts to supporting tools (for triggering tasks like printing or starting a collaborative work session, or for asking for online help…). Their comprehensibility is a key issue that can greatly affect users learning performance.

Guideline Text

  1. Symbols should be visible, identifiable and easily accessible
            1.a Symbols should be clearly distinguishable from other page components
            1.b Symbols should be placed in fixed positions within the pages
            1.c Symbols colour should be in contrast to the page background colour