Icons in interfaces, by Matthew Standage

UX Oxford
UX Oxford
Public group
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With the rise of mobile devices and the responsive web, designers of interfaces are using icons more and more to convey important pieces of information to users. But, how effective are icons at conveying information? This talk will give designers of icons and those specify icons for interfaces practical advice on icon choice, a framework for evaluating the potential effectiveness of an icon and tips for testing icons.

Matthew Standage is a UX Design Lead at Oxford Computer Consultants working on software, web and mobile apps for health, science, engineering and social care. Prior to this he spent four years studying typography and information design at the University of Reading. He is particularly interested in how we can use good design to improve people’s lives and aid informed decision making.


Lightning talk:
Frans Lytzen is CTO, and co-founder at NewOrbit; architecting and implementing large and small-scale software for our customers, all running on Azure.

About the talk:
The new General Data Protection Regulations are nearly upon us and if you haven't started preparing yet, now would be a good time to panic.

In this lightning talk, I will highlight the key areas that you need to consider in your software - even if you think you don't store personal data.


7pm - Doors open. Join us for drinks and networking with friendly peers!
7.30pm - Talks start
8.30pm - Drinks and networking
9pm - End