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Survey 2/2016-2017

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  1. A Metaphoric icon refers to its object through a shared quality. The way an image of a glass can be used to symbolise anything fragile.
  2. A Descriptive icon refers directly to its object. For instance, the way a sign with a fuel pump is used to describe a gas station.
  3. If you think the icon's relation to its object is neither metaphoric or descriptive, choose not applicable.

Welcome to the second survey that is published through this website. In this survey, I ask You to go through a set of 20 basic icons, and shortly name what You think each of them stands for, what is its meaning or function. After that You will classify each icon as metaphoric, descriptive or not applicable. Please note that the third option "not applicable", is just as important for the survey results as the others.

Here are the definitions of these terms to help You get started.

  1. A Metaphoric icon refers to its object through a shared quality. The way an image of a glass can be used to symbolise anything fragile.
  2. A Descriptive icon refers directly to its object. For instance, the way a sign with a fuel pump is used to describe a gas station.
  3. If you think the icon's relation to its object is neither metaphoric or descriptive, choose not applicable.

In addition, I ask You to answer a couple of questions about yourself. The email address is an obligatory field, because it will be used to match Your answers with any future surveys You might answer. All the answers will be handled with confidence and no single participant will be publicly connected to his or her answers.

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Thank You for Your help!

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