Icons on the web

  • What:
    In Defense of the Floppy Disk
  • Where:
    CodeMotion Milan, Forge Conference, Big Design Dallas, Madison UX, UXPA Boston Conference, Confab Higher Ed, PhillyCHI Show & Tell, IA Summit
  • When:
    Spring 2013 - Winter 2015

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Customers often ask why we use a floppy disk on the interface since our core users are college students. They assume that the icon doesn’t mean anything to 18-25-year-olds. I surveyed 131 people to ask them about the floppy disk and 8 other common icons.

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