I have a scandalous confession to make. I’m in love with icons. I think they are brilliant. I love the way icons distill an object or concept to its essence.If you’re looking for new ways to get your message across, consider the many ways you can use icons in eLearning to clarify and add meaning.
Icons communicate through an efficient use of shape, line, and color. They are reduced or abstracted versions of an object, like the simple image of a bus you see on a bus stop sign. Icons can also communicate concepts, like a light bulb that represents “new idea.