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Support Icons With Labels
Support Icons With Labels

Support Icons With Labels

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Icons can often confuse users or get misinterpreted by different people due to their experience level or even due to their culture.

Fix this accessibility issue is by adding a subtle text label near the icon which will describe its usage.

Keep this information in mind especially for mobile interfaces which don't support hover effects.

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Instagram recently launched Shop. The decision to place it at the position of the Activity tab is not random... 1. More reachable since it's in the Thumb Zone 2. More accidental clicks bc users will reach for the activity tab This might lead to better conversions but make the user experience x10 worse. 10 annoyed users are far worse than an extra customer.

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