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Yvon Rogers: Icons at the interface

Icons at the interface: their usefulness by Yvonne Rogers (1989) is one of the earliest studies on the taxonomy of interface icons. Through her research, Rogers hopes to discover primitive syntax and semantics for icons, which could be used as a basis for designing a set of icons for a given application. This is a summary of some of the main points of the paper.

Mollerup's taxonomy for trademarks

Per Mollerup's book Marks of Excellence thoroughly studies trademarks, their design, functions and history. The function of trademarks is of course different than that of icons, but there are many similarities in the aspects of their design. Mollerup has also created a complete taxonomy system for trademarks.

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