Icons are often used to represent objects as the Human Computer Interface (HCI). Historically then; have been numerous approaches to the design of HCI from the technology driven approaches. This paper attempts to discuss some issues which are related to icon-based HCI design from the cognitive aspects. The population stereotypes regarding the meaningfulness of icons are functions of the exposure of the relevant content domains. Through the resolution of cognition, the relationships between stimuli icons and experience factors could be set. Furthermore, the classification and structuralization of iconic source would be made.
Journal of information & optimization sciences 16(3), pp.579-584