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Currently I am using a clip art image of two dice as a 'random' button:

dice

However, it doesn't fit the Android look and feel at all.

How would I best represent 'randomness' in a button?

  • On my android, the music shuffle icon is two forward arrows that cross over. That has a feeling of random. But it is also written Shuffle next to the icon. – Pierre-Alain Vigeant Mar 16 '14 at 3:13
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Well you might want to use a dice icon but with question marks on the faces of it. I have seen it somewhere before.

Something like this maybe. http://game-icons.net/icons/delapouite/dice/png/perspective-dice-six-faces-random.png

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I personally think you nailed it with the dice. If they don't fit, then play around with them dice to make them fit.

Or consider these:

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    I had thought of the first image, but that's most commonly used in randomizing the order of songs. If I was shown something like that, I would probably think that that button just changed the order of whatever I was doing. – whowantsakookie Mar 16 '14 at 5:00
  • What your app is about? And what exactly does this button do? Shuffle things up? like shuffling candies in candy crush? – kBisla Mar 16 '14 at 5:02
  • I'm making a simple app to view Cyanide and Happiness comics. The 'random' button will show a random comic. – whowantsakookie Mar 16 '14 at 5:03
  • why not the second one? That should serve your purpose! – kBisla Mar 16 '14 at 8:59
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    Second one looks looks like "refresh" to me. – CodesInChaos Mar 16 '14 at 18:19
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This may be more of a comment than an answer but I can't show pictures in a comment.

The dice say "take a chance" to me, not "Generate random output"

Maybe the shuffle or refresh symbol with a question mark will work?

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