Whether you include an oil can or a gas tank, it may seem confusing, so try something generic like the attached rough idea.
By the way, I'm loving the visual refinement on this. It's looking really nice.
over 2 years ago
Yes, you're right. I also thought about using a gas icon, but since the field above is about fuel, I wanted this to be about the oil. (it's really about both fuel/oil) But regardless of the icon representing oil or not, the problem is sliding the slider to the right means adding less oil. So it's backwards, right? Wouldn't it need to be flipped like on this rebound? http://drbl.in/bBnb Or are you suggesting it's just slider with no tie in to the oil or fuel, so essentially no icon would work just as well, or having - and + on the ends works as well? Apple interfaces typically have the smaller on left and larger on right and the icon represents what you're affecting, like the volume slider in iTunes. Anyway, thanks for the rebound. I like the idea of abstracting it. It helps resolve the metaphor issue.
Another option here would be empty oil can on left and full oil can on right, but as you slide right the ratio gets "stronger" and you add more oil. So all the way to the right is the full oil can icon and a 1:1 ratio and sliding all the way to the left would be near the empty oil icon, which is the least amount of oil, which would be a value of 100:1
@Randy I think that (empty oil can left, full oil can right) makes the most sense. We intuitively grasp that sliding to the right gives us "more." In this case more is more oil in the fuel mix.
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