2.2.1. Associate text with each ambiguous symbol

If symbols whose meaning is not obvious are used, they must:

  • Be accompanied by text that clarifies the meaning.
  • Be located near the accompanying text.

If it is not practical to associate a text with specific symbols whose meaning may not be clear (lack of space in the mock-up, for example), some solutions may be found later on in the development phase (by adding tooltips, for example). Nevertheless, these are compromise solutions that are less effective than optimising the symbol directly with associated text.


In this example, the “World map” is completed with the text “Our offices” to be more explicit.

notices/graphique-ergonomique/associer-un-texte-a-chaque-symbole-ambigu.txt · Last modified: 17 June 2013 at 16:34 by regis.lapeze

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