The visual idea is
conveyed as part of a theme or category which
has been established elsewhere on the page or module.
- Media clips
show magnifying glass and articles
- A theme about
Privacy, shows the safe box
Service with the associate as the star
- Q & A
shows the question mark
Work in the same way,
but are supported with text - like the navigation icons on the left
margin of this page.
some more samples of navigational icons
symbols within an interface application which establish meaning
of their own.
In other words,
the symbol might not have universal meaning, but makes sense in
the context of a particular application.