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Tactile Icon - Arrow (open)

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Tactile Icon - Arrow (open). The shape has two diagonal lines that meet at the top, like an up-side-down letter V.


Open Arrow HALOS tactile icon. Two diagonal lines meeting at the top middle. An arrow shape used for indicating direction.

Designer Comments

This open arrow is often used for tactile directional keys. You can find this shape on the backspace key on credit card processing machines. The shape was originally created for the oven package. Many GE ovens use up and down open arrows to change the temperature and cooking time. You also find this as a visual icon on TV remote controllers.

We also have a traditional arrow shape, with a triangular head and a long rectangular tail but from a tactile point of view the open arrow is easier to recognize.

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