There's actually a flag already designed specifically for straight allies:
The black and white stripes show that you're cisgender and heterosexual, and the rainbow in the "A" shape shows you're an ally.
The real question is whether or not you should use it. As other answers have pointed out, you could easily fly the simple rainbow flag as a symbol ...
I think the rainbow flag / pride flag is still your best bet. I have seen it used by lots of people, LGBTQ and straight/cis alike. Especially during campaigns like proposition 8 for marriage equality, I see lots of straight people fly the rainbow or put a rainbow filter over their avatar pictures.
An easy alternative would be to put some text over the ...
The Human Rights Campaign Logo
The Human Rights Campaign is an LGBT activism group based in the US. They use a yellow equals sign against a blue background as their logo which is often displayed to show support for LGBT. They were the organization behind the same-sex marriage logo that you mention. Free "HRC Equality Stickers" are made available to spread ...
Interesting topic, inclusive as a graphic design issue.
Here are my two cents.
There are several aspects, Imho 3 aspects to the specific case and 3 aside the issue.
What needs to be included.
What is not necessary included
Why this is important? Because probably the support in this case of violence is ...
We want to get across to new users that things can be restored from being deleted, trash can style (if not, or users already know, go with DA01's simple 'undo' icon)
We want the focus to be on the action the button does (with the trash can element a minor secondary detail)
Usual icon criteria: simplicity, uniformity, must work at small sizes
Forgive the absolutely terrible sketch; I had to make do with what I had.
I prefer simple expression with little detail and understandable shapes. This intends to communicate recovery from a bin with a backwards arrow.
All of the planets, as well as the sun and the moon, have symbols ....
In fact, some planets have multiple symbols, depending on context. Astrology tends to use differing symbols for Uranus and Pluto and slight variations for Mercury, Saturn, and Neptune.
I'd show trash bin with papers inside and the arrow which begins from papers inside the bin to outside to pale paper silhouette.
Like this one
or this one
EDITION (if you need a delete button)
Context is always key, so if this is already a list of deleted content, the user already will know that it's deleted content. As such, you probably don't have to have the icon represent 'trash' or anything that literal--as it's redundant (we already know these items are 'in the trash'.
I'd suggest a more generic 'undo' or 'revert' icon would make more ...
If you want the icons to stay as uniform as possible, I'd suggest sticking with the same shape language throughout.
The idea here is that using the same shape unifies this icon set and makes it immediately understandable.
I'd recommend not using a star, as stars are very often used for "favourites" lists or to mark the current content as a favourite.
It sounds like you're trying to create something that looks like a generic brand logo, like an icon for brands and logos in general. This is tricky because you're looking for something that is common to logos - when logos ...
Even Google Maps does not have a single symbol:
Patrick Hoffman is a user experience designer for Google - including Maps:
"Google Maps visitors probably don't think twice about the little
pictures that dot its maps, but an icon's creation can be a fraught
process, he says. "Some of the best landmarks are places of worship
because they tend to have ...
I mean from a UX standpoint I'd rather just not see the Product at all unless I enter some section for "Already Purchased." Or have it "grayed out" in some fashion.
However for icon as requested I think just about any shopping element with a checkmark is appropriate.
Not sure if this is only on Lollipop or all Android phones but here's what my Google Play ...
This is the exact way that Luke Wroblewski indicated single tap and double tap with his gesture icons:
These have become de-facto standards in UX wireframes, but can't say if they'd be intuitive to your users of your software.
The catch is that a double-click, itself, isn't an intuitive action to begin with. It's a learned interaction. That said, those ...
While DA01's answer makes it's point that there are a thousand-and-one ways to do this, I'd like to suggest a specific style that exhibits simplicity and professionalism without sacrificing anatomic accuracy.
You can access the source of these icons here. On the site, you'll see that there are versions holding and interacting with a phone in various ways; ...
Thinking outside the box on this; a simple triangle could represent Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
I can't think of anything that would represent it better, that can also be captured and conveyed in such a simple icon.
A simple triangle maybe with a few horizontal lines depending on its size would be a well thought out icon. It may be a little obscure but ...
We don't do brainstorming here but we can help refining what the problem is and looking at the way to approach coming up with ideas for something like this.
We're talking about visual metaphors that evoke the right kind of associations and that set the right mood, tone and associations.
'Cyber' in the late 90's and early 2000's generally evoked the idea ...
Arrow pointing to a hand
Have an arrow pointing to a hand, this idea is you getting something.
I think using a green checkmark would work well for this. I think the idea of checking something off your list with a checkmark is pretty common. To show that you don't have something, you could even have a grayed out checkmark.
Initially my thought was the Rainbow Flag stood for each kind of sexuality out there, when in fact it does not.
The rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker, a friend of the gay rights activist Harvey Milk, in 1978. The flag was created a few months before Milk's assassination but became a permanent symbol following Milk's death.
The current flag, has ...
In my opinion. Forget the option 1. It is for toddlers.
I thought Junior as a son that have the same name as the father. Posible terms, kid, minor, child, under 15...
For the icon, probably a head with a cap. I think that is representative of that range of age. (And maybe not pointing forward, but lateral or backwards)
Well for the native languages, there's little that can be done to overcome everyone individual perception. I don't see any "female reproduction" in this site's logo. That's merely your perception based upon your own experience. That can't be overcome. We are all a conglomeration of our own experiences. I can't try to jump through hoops or guess at what your ...
The icon used for religious places will differ from country to country.
Usually unique symbols that represents each religion is used.
Here is an example from a Sri Lankan map where it's 4 dominant religions are represented with 4 different icons.
I'm not sure how universally accurate this is, but in most countries putting your hands together symbolizes ...
I know you said that the icon does not have to utilize an airplane, but if we are talking about airline miles, I was thinking it might work anyway. I found a few images that might spark the creativity genius in your quest for an icon composition. Maybe try checking these out:
Shows a map and ruler:
Shows a map and GPS pin:
Hope some of those might help ...
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 (cheese)...
No, unless the work is for a scientific or technical publication. In that case, it would be accompanied by explanatory text, which a usual design would not. Since we're not going to be around to explain the weird shape you put in your design ("No, really. It's a raindrop!") to everyone who sees the finished piece, designers stick with what is recognized, not ...