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Design *Nearby Articles* icon
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Short story
We need an icon to convey the idea of displaying nearby wiki articles on a map.

Long story
This icon may be used only for a map control if the prototype for Wikivoyage (T132971) gets positive feedback and a migration from the wmflabs-hosted maps to the Kartographer maps is approved.
The control associated with this icon does:

  • Zoom out a bit from the original area and the POIs on map
  • Removes existing POIs and replace them with one single POI for the current wikivoyage article.
  • Adds one POI per nearby wikivoyage article around the current wikivoyage article.
  • Toggling the control on/off will enable/disable this feature.

Here is the icon that was/is used for the wmflabs maps:

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 4.59.40 PM.png (423×307 px, 389 KB)

(Note: see example

I did a very quick and early draft for the first version of the Wikivoyage prototype (T132971) :

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 4.53.53 PM.png (416×414 px, 197 KB)

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 4.54.02 PM.png (415×416 px, 240 KB)

(Note: the white circle around the dots may not be by design).

I'm looking for contribution, inspiration and feedback about:

  • How well can we convey the idea?
  • How well (or how bad) the initial draft works visually.
  • How well it fits in the general icon guidelines.

Event Timeline

JGirault renamed this task from Design Nearby Articles icon to Design *Nearby Articles* icon.May 24 2016, 12:47 AM

This is mostly pending some Iconography Design Guidelines.
I don't have a timeline for them (yet) so we may mark this ticket as resolved for now, and work on a second revision once we have official guidelines.

Note that to complete the work, we'll also need the icon process (T135081) to be defined.

Yurik added a subscriber: Yurik.

I'm pretty happy with the icon you have there, so i will close it. Feel free to reopen.