is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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I think the problem with the “thin” icons isn’t so much that they’re harder to identify. It’s that they’re harder to find. I constantly find myself hunting around the screen, looking for icons I can potentially tap. They’re so thin that they almost become invisible if you don’t know where to look.
It depends on the context… it always depend on the context.
I haven’t studied this myself but according to my experience :
– A “filled” icon would work better on page with lot of visual elements and few icons.
– A “thin” icon works well when looking at a group of icons….
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