[ubuntu-art] Bad visual metaphors

Jean Pierre Rupp jpierre at xeno-genesis.com
Wed Mar 7 05:24:38 GMT 2007

El vie, 02-03-2007 a las 14:05 +0100, Nacho de los Ríos Tormo escribió:
> The trashcan is so much better! Everybody knows what a trashcan is. If 
> you really MUST show that deletion is irrecoverable, a piece of paper 
> ripped into four pieces, maybe falling into a trashcan might do. Anyway, 
> don't forget that the shredder icon is currently being used to send 
> things to the trashcan. 

A trashcan with some glowing or flame coming out of the top could mean
something like an "incinerating trashcan", something that doesn't exist
in real life, but can give the sense of permanent deletion. It could
also be used as the "empty trashcan" icon, so people get used to it
meaning permanent deletion.


Jean Pierre Rupp
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