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Bathroom icons don't describe what you do in there, they describe who goes in. It's become a universal sign for restrooms as it's one of the few spots that's segregated by sex in most locations. But it can work equally as well for showers/changing rooms.
User experience is more important than precision. Take the phone icon for example. Phones haven't looked like this for a long time, but the icon is still very effective for communicating. The two concepts you are trying to communicate are shower and woman. Luckily, there are common icons for both so it's most communicative to just combine the icons. ...
My hypothesis is that there are several parts of the icon which obeys the Golden Ratio, or at least when the design process happens, there have been some mathematical consideration on the spacing That's likely not the case at all. There's nothing magic about the Golden Ratio. It's an abused design trope that isn't nearly as useful as people claim it to ...
The 'professional' quality of an icon is much more attributable to the concept behind it than the execution. With that said, a rock solid concept can be ruined by a poor execution, and conversely, a poor concept can be enhanced by a good execution. But, would you rather work towards the best of a bad idea, or the worst of a good idea? With a good ...
I've seen "stick figures" look quite professional - if the sticks are wide enough, of course. Those types of figures are used in International signage and are rather standardized. I'll give you a UX-kind of answer: test with your user base. Ask your users what their feelings are regarding the iconography.
Before approaching icon design, there are some guidelines and principles that are worth studying. If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. This article gives you a good starting place for creating icons that work well together and fit ...
This looks like what you want: http://emojisymbols.com/ This is a Web font specialized for use on the Internet. The font can be used free of charge for Web pages and Web services, be it for private or business use. The font can be uploaded to your Web server for use.
Have a look at the following Apple document: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/MobileHIG/IconMatrix.html This lists all pixel sizes you should use for icons... Where did you come up with 58x58 for an application icon? Try adding the correct format for your phone to see whether that solves the problem. Once you ...
The best way to create icons for all PPIs would be to create vector graphics and export as SVGs or create an icon font. Since the pixel density of devices change, you can't easily plan for them all so you'll be providing many duplicate images at different sizes. Though, if you do, saving a web and a retina sized one will cover most of your bases. And for ...
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