re: Should a button communicate the current state, the intended behavior, or both? VIEW POST

re: This is an interesting topic. I had an argument with a designer regarding this sometime ago. Personally I think if its a simple toggle which turns ...

Based on how confusing I find my iPhone mute toggle button, I am leaning toward the idea that buttons that have no text (are they always toggles?) should be different from text-based buttons. Icon toggle buttons seem to make more sense to me when they are, as you say, showing the current state. Then again, play/pause, if it’s one button that toggles, would make more sense to me in the normal way, where the play button means I want to play, not that it’s already playing.

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