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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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T2 Icon Design - Keywords

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Logo Magnified

Kenichi Yoshida, who is doing the application icon design work for T2, starts his design process by asking for keywords which describe the purpose and utility of the application.

This was a good exercise for me. I am used to describing Bee Docs' Timeline with many words ("Timeline makes it easy and quick to create beautiful timeline charts worthy of..."). However, using single words was a challenge. I think the ones I ended up with get to the heart and soul of the application:

  • Visualization
  • Presentation
  • Charting
  • Understanding
  • Communication

I'm glad I have begun to pursue the icon design early in the development process. As an icon is a symbol that quickly conveys the utility of an application, I can use this design process as an opportunity to think through all the issues that will guide the design of the application itself.

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