They can indicate change, provide visual cues for the eye and increase recognition. We provided a few of the most used icons by Power, but you can find the whole library on the IBM Design Language Website.
Consider whether adding an icon to your interface increases usability and clarity. Use them when space requires it, to communicate status, or to help differentiate objects in a list.
1. Do not use icons as aesthetic decoration, but rather for communication.
2. Avoid obscure metaphors, opting for text labels or annotations instead.
3. Use symbols that are recognizable to your users and work for a global audience.
Glyphs are distinguished by their solid shape and knocked-out details. Their recommended size is 16 by 16 pixels, 20 by 20 pixels and 32 by 32 pixels.
Common Power Icons
Icon Usage Example
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