Unit 1 Icon Design

Simplification of Form

So, now that we know what an icon is, and have a basic understanding of how to use them, now’s the time to put our thinking caps on and apply some basic icon building strategery.

First, we’ll start with simplicity. As we mentioned in our Intro to Icons, an icon is a simplified illustration. But just how simple does it need to be? 

Well, answering this question is not always simple.  

Icons balance the conceptual with the actual; they must communicate while remaining clear and concise. Using only simple shapes and lines, an icon of a house must capture and represent the essence of every house.