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Messages - Do you use green tick, red cross and spinning icon to show the status?
  v1.0 Posted at 27/11/2012 3:41 PM by Rebecca Liu

It is very important to use a clear information icon to show the current status. The icon should be consistent with the actual status.

inconsistent icon and actual status
Figure: Bad Example - The icon is not consistent with the actual status
spinning icon to show status
Figure: Good Example - Use spinning icon to show the checking status
cross icon to show status
Figure: Good Example - Use red cross icon to show the wrong status
green tick icon to show status
Figure: Good Example - Use green tick icon to show the correct status
We have another similar rule for Web application - Do you use icons in web pages to indicate status directly?

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