I'm building an interface for an admin page. The admin clicks a button to choose an icon to save and close the data table instead of autosave.

I have always been stumped as to which icon is best suited for use on the "Save & Close" button.

Don't want to use the usual floppy disk(save) and cross(close). Wondering is there a better idea to design a icon.

  • Why not use the disk icon? It's already widely known and users won't be confused. – Luciano Jan 14 '20 at 8:55
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    Widely used everywhere but need something more creative. – Naveen Jan 14 '20 at 8:57
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    It is funny though, how most people today have never seen a floppy disk in real life, possibly some don't even know what a floppy disk is, but the icon is still being used alot. – Lucian Jan 14 '20 at 8:57
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    But why do you need something more creative? Just for the sake of creativity? That's not what UI/UX is about. – Luciano Jan 14 '20 at 9:00
  • I completely understand but, when higher management expect it. I've no answer about creativity in it :( – Naveen Jan 14 '20 at 9:02

Well I'm sure this is not as 'creative' as your management probably expects you to go into Einstein-mode and invent what nobody else did, but.. moving away from floppies and drives and all that explicit symbolism, you can just type the name of the action and use a good old checkmark.

You're done working, so you 'Save and Close', right?

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