Symbolizing undo

Paul Zablosky Paul.Zablosky at
Wed Aug 27 16:37:51 UTC 2008

I agree completely Anastasia.  There doesn't seem to be anything else 
out there, and the MS Word arrow pair is probably as familiar as 
anything we're going to find.    Having said that, user testing is 
definitely the way to go.


Anastasia Cheetham wrote:
> On 26-Aug-08, at 8:09 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:
>> I did a bit of hunting around to see if I could find something  
>> better than a semi-circular arrow....
>> Anyone else have ideas about this?
> I think there's something to be said for familiarity. The arrows that  
> Eli copied from MS Word looked quite familiar to me, and would to many  
> users, I imagine. It may not be a standard, but that kind of backwards- 
> sweeping arrow seems to be becoming a 'de facto' standard.
> More importantly, I think user testing should inform this decision.  
> Let's get some people looking at our sample, and find out if they  
> understand an arrow! Isn't that the point of doing user testing? ;-)

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