Image:
The Visual of a Floppy Disk No Longer Makes Sense for the Save Icon
Identifier:
2012.IMA.27
Date available
2009
Date captured
April 15 2012 at 20:36
Source

Saffer, Dan. Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2010.

BergLondon.com, http://berglondon.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/save-metaphor-www.jpg

Description

A confusing image can obscure much more than it can illuminate. For example, the disk icon has come to mean “save,” even though, increasingly, many young people have never seen a floppy disk (except perhaps this icon!). Then again, it is difficult to imagine what image could replace it.

Related Entities
Dan Saffer (creator)
Berg London (publisher)