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Custom Design - Ninja Foodi OP402QB

Tactile Icon Map




HALOS® Text Description of Tactile Icons


Ninja Foodi OP402QB


This appliance has four rows. Each tactile icon in a row will be described from left to right.


Row 1.

  1. Temperature Decrease – the shape is an arrow pointing down.

  2. Temperature – the shape is a vertical line with a circle on the bottom, like a thermometer symbol. This label identifies the function of the adjacent up and down arrows – to change the temperature.

  3. Temperature Increase – the shape is an arrow pointing up.

  4. Time Decrease – the shape is an arrow pointing down.

  5. Time – the shape is an hourglass, wide at the top, narrow in the middle and wide at the bottom. This label identifies the function of the adjacent up and down arrows – to change the cook time.

  6. Time Increase – the shape is an arrow pointing up.


Row 2.

  1. Pressure – the shape is rectangular where the bottom is wider than the top, actually it is a trapezoid. There is a little nub on the top. The shape is attempting to represent a weight.

  2. Steam – the shape is a wavy vertical line, like steam rising.

  3. Slow Cook – the shape is a rounded square with a horizontal line in the upper right, like a cooking pot.

  4. Sear/Saute – the shape is a thicker horizontal line with a rough area on the top, like a skillet with flames or steam on the top.


Row 3.

  1. Air Crisp – the shape is two diagonal lines connected at the top, like you bent something crispy and it broke. I think the shape is better than the description.

  2. Bake/Roast – the shape is a horizontal line that is rough on the top and the bottom.

  3. Broil – the shape is a horizontal line that is smooth on the top and rough on the bottom.

  4. Dehydrate – the shape is a horizontal line with two circles vertically positioned on the right end, like a puff of air.


Row 4.

  1. Keep Warm – the shape is a horizontal wavy line – representing something neither hot nor cold.

  2. Start Stop – the shape is a square on the left, representing stop, and a triangle on the right, representing start.

  3. Power – the shape is a circle with a nub on the top.


End of description.


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Designer Comments

  • Pressure is a new icon. Using a weight icon to represent pressure. It may be a reach but can't think of another simple shape.

  • Slow cook has been used before. I am afraid it has too much detail though. The arm may be too small for the adhesive to hold. Time will tell.

  • Sear/saute is also fairly new. It was tough to design something that was different from an upside-down broil icon. I think this works.

  • Air crisp. Another fairly new icon. Visually it conveys a crisp meaning. Need more feedback about the tactile meaning.

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