Make button elements recognizable

asked 2014-01-02 19:09:00 +0200

kMan gravatar image

updated 2014-10-23 16:54:24 +0200

eric gravatar image

It is really hard to notice, when an UI element acts as a button. For example, pressing on the date in the calendar opens the day view. I realised this by 'accident'.

Please make such elements visually recognizable that it triggers an action.

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I would have said, buttons are underlined and thus recognizable, but as you now tought me to open day view in the calendar (didn't know about that feature before), I have to fully agree with you!

pycage ( 2014-01-05 11:17:10 +0200 )edit

There seems to be some confusing visual indications of UI control types. In settings there are two different slider controls (brightness and volume) and brightness slider is visually the same as the underline of Create event button in Calendar. These should be fixed by visually redefining button.

K.T. ( 2014-01-05 16:08:06 +0200 )edit

Maybe a combination of front and back colours could be used to indicate that a control has some function other than being just a label or edit control? In Messaging the "Send" text turns bright when you are able to send the message, but even then it does not look like a function button.

K.T. ( 2014-01-05 17:49:36 +0200 )edit

Buttons are easily recognizable as such. What seems to be your point is that not everything that triggers an action when touched is a button. This is the way UIs work these days. Imagine how ugly the UI would be if everything clickable would be a button. And all the wasted space!

ossi1967 ( 2014-01-09 19:18:15 +0200 )edit

Yes, almost any control is potentially triggering some kind of action and now the user just has to try and see if it does. Those underlined "buttons" look unfinished and not very much up to date.

I agree that real buttons are wasting space, but a combination of front and back colors would not.

K.T. ( 2014-01-09 20:32:46 +0200 )edit