New answers tagged gui-design
I know this way late but pluralsight has dramatically grown with far more than just Microsoft related aspects. I have used much of what I learned for production apps. To me I find pluralsight geared towards IT practicioners, development and graphics (digital-tutors) where my take on lynda is more for end-users and power-users, although lynda has development ...
Why don't you try a small "graph" style icon to represent attributes: I feel that this icon can't be confused with something such as "tools" or "options"
Consider creating a prettier version of a scatterplot.
An icon representing generic control elements should work, for example showing a two-part radio button. Or, similar, a simplified equalizer control: If a symbol of "control elements" causes confusion with a tools icon, representing just a list of items could solve that: Images from awoken-icon-theme
I think what you are after, are some way of indicating "more, unspecific information". As @Cakey points out, not everything in the world needs an icon, so maybe some indication of editing might work fine. Luggage tags are usually used for tags as in identifying synonyms on additional information, mainly as a help for search and batch. Such as swiss ...
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