Not sure if the lightning bolt is making sense to 'hit' if something is awesome. Fail is obvious on the right but what does the lightning bolt mean to you? Would a simple thumbs up be better?
about 3 years ago
If you go thumbs up, thumbs down should replace fail.
Right now there is definitely a disconnect between the two buttons.
I reckon the thumbs up is a better option.
i really dig the lightning bolt. makes sense to me.
But aren't we tired of the thumbs up/down? To me, a lightning bolt icon suggest something awesome, powerful, stellar. I do however think if we do a lightning bolt for awesome, we need something better than just fail written out for 'fail.' Def a disconnect going on. Any suggestions? If awesome = lightning bolt, fail = ?
Maybe a simple cross or something?
Dann, yes!!! The thumbs up or down is super lame, and overused. I think the lightning bolt could work, but users would have to be trained sort of speak. I'll post something on a sec ;)
sweet yea, if anyone has suggestions I'd love to see some thoughts! we gotta get our minds away from the thumbs...
by Charles Riccardi
Dann, what about this? I think this translates pretty clearly no?
about 3 years ago
Lighting bolt is cool. Maybe a cloud for 'fail' ?
Another idea: " ! " for epic and " . " for not epic (punctuation play)
Definitely think the '!' could be cool. Maybe '?' for fail... LIke '?' What were they thinking... Interesting idea Matt for sure.
HAHA, Charles, dude. Genius! When you click it maybe the screen could fog up from the smell of the poop.
Genius. Lightning bolt and Poop.
Hey Dann... personally I feel a lightning bolt/crossbones is a great combination as well. My only problem with the turd is that some people may 'fail' to recognize what it is due the turds size.
It'd be best to just do the words "EPIC" for the left one and "FAIL" for the other one — if what you're wanting to convey are the words "EPIC" and "FAIL". If you're fine with their conveying "good" and "bad" any sort of iconography would work. Going that route I think Shaun's correct in that it's going to be hard to get something that small to register as "poop".
Great work, though. I like the colors and the layout of what I can see at least is quite good.
Lightning bolt is cool for sure, however, the biggest problem I think is lack of clear usability. Thumbs Up and Down are pretty clearly understood norms. I think as designers, it's our duty to solve problems beyond just making cool visuals. Not saying it can't be done, but at the end of the day, if the user doesn't know what it means without experimenting first, it's usability fail.
I suggest making sure both words "epic" and "fail" are used if you want to break out of the known norms.
epicnesss? thumbs up for the thumbs up!
Love the idea of a lightning bolt for awesomesauce and skull-and-crossbones for you're-dead-to-me-ideas. The pink on the fail feels a bit positive to me though. Almost makes me feel encouraged to press it
I feel like lightning is only somewhat epic. Can you make it a tiger in chainmail instead?
Also, I like the poop.
Totally agree Ken. Totally agree.
I like the poop. If it can't be illustrated just right, it could work and add a little funny. Maybe do the devil horns / rock n roll hand for epic?
May be Sun / Cloud with rain
C'mon... you know you like my idea of lightning-bolt/crossbones, haha =]
Rock n roll hand as epic would be...well...epic.
For poop to be illustrated properly, I think you need wiggly "stink" lines coming off the top.
I agree with Manik about using both thumbs up and down if you're going to use them.
That said, Dustin's suggestion of 'EPIC' and 'FAIL' is a good combo.
And why dont you use 'WIN'?
I love the design dann :)
Call me weird but I love the 'poop' option though....
Haha Shonen, can you ever really go wrong with poopie?
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