Do you use icons/emojis to enforce the text meaning?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] 6 days ago.See history

People may not pay attention to some important words in your interface. Adding a simple and clear icon beside the words will make the difference.

For emails and web content, using an simple emoji is an easy and friendly way to achieve the same result 🙂.

Using icons

validation bad
Figure: Bad example - No icons to indicate the status

validation good
Figure: Good example - Green tick and red cross help the user to know what's going on

Using emojis

I join a lot of Sprint Reviews, and there is a consistent problem I see among Scrum teams. The PBIs have limited or missing information. Usually, this is due to unclear requirements...

Figure: Bad example - No emojis to enforce the meaning

I join a lot of Sprint Reviews, and there is a consistent problem I see among Scrum teams. The PBIs have limited or missing information 😥. Usually, this is due to unclear requirements...

Figure: Good example - The emoji gives extra focus on what is important


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