I’m getting kind of sick of explaining what the icons in the Jitsi Meet interface do for people who are on the call. Describing things like:
- The four boxes
- The single box with a thicker bottom edge
- The single box with a pointy corner
- The circle with an i inside it
- The three dots lined up on top of each other
That’s a lot of words to say in order to teach people to identify buttons in the user interface! Things would be so so much easier if I could just say, “click the view button” or “click the menu button” and then people could read the words on the screen that label which button is for the “view” and which is for the “menu”.
This kind of design practice used to be common sense because it does make things much easier for beginners and all usability studies about it show that it improves user engagement and improves usability.