add more than one layer of meaning
when every pixel counts
If you have a phone, you're already a user of pictures down to the size of a pin head.
What would we do without those tiny icons, readable at a glance - in any language?
Learning to use a new app is often simply a matter of learning the symbol language of its icons, where they are and what they mean.
Symbols are not only indispensable. They can be powerful stuff.
A symbol stands for more than it represents. Symbols can stir strong feelings.
One little shape can say most of all in the smallest space. What's that? A face.
Symbols can have different meanings in different cultures, but let's face it, we've all got faces. What was the first thing you ever learned to read? A human face.
Smileys and emoticons are not the only tiny images that say worlds with a wink or a frown.
If you want to make any icon or other size-challenged picture stand out from the crowd, forget the gimmicks and garish colours. Just give it a face!
Can't face a Smiley?
Try a Gloomy