Björn Balazs reports on some surprising results from the recent LibreOffice Writer icon test, which (among other things) pitted Tango's "floppy disc" icon against Oxygen's "filing cabinet" icon for the save action. "The results are stunning. There was not the slightest problem with using the floppy disc, while the filing cabinet metaphor more or less failed [...] Even when looking at the group of young users the results do not change significantly and the antiquated floppy disc still scores a perfect 10.0." Balazs speculates on possible explanations; whatever the cause, surely additional interesting findings are still to come from this survey project.
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