HALOS - Home Appliance Labeling and Overlay System
Icon Gallery


Tactile Icons - Microwave Appliance

Start Button Start - the shape is a right pointing triangle.
Cancel/Stop ButtonStop - the shape is an X.
Power Level ButtonPower Level - the shape is like a staircase, increasing from left to right.
Add Time ButtonAdd Time - the shape is a plus sign.
Popcorn ButtonPopcorn - the shape is a popcorn kernal.
Pizza ButtonPizza - the shape is triangular like a slice of pizza, the top edge is wavy like a pizza crust.
Potato ButtonPotato - the shape is a wide oval with a rough top, like a baked potato.
Defrost ButtonDefrost - the shape has a large rounded base and a pointed top, depicting a water drop.*
Timer ButtonTimer - the shape is wide at the top and bottom and narrow in the middle, representing an hourglass.*

Tactile Icons - Oven Appliance

Start Button Start - the shape is a right pointing triangle.
Cancel/Stop ButtonStop - the shape is an X.
Bake ButtonBake/Roast - the shape is a thick horizontal line with ridges on the top and bottom to represent heat above and below.
Broil ButtonBroil - The shape is a thick horizontal line with ridges on the bottom to represent heat coming from above.
Timer ButtonTimer - the shape is wide at the top and bottom and narrow in the middle, representing an hourglass.*
Clock ButtonClock - the shape is a circle with a cutout in the upper right. This represents a clock face with hands at 12 and 3.
Increase ButtonIncrease - the shape is an arrow pointing up.
Decrease ButtonDecrease - the shape is an arrow pointing down.

Tactile Icons - Dishwasher Appliance

Start Button Start - the shape is a right pointing triangle.
Cancel/Stop ButtonStop - the shape is an X.
Heavy Load ButtonHeavy Load - the shape is a bin that is full.
Normal Load ButtonNormal Load - the shape is a bin that is half full.
Light Load ButtonLight Load - the shape is a bin that is empty.
Quick Wash ButtonQuick Wash - the shape is two connected right pointing triangles meaning fast forward. It has a notch in the top and the bottom.*
Rinse ButtonRinse - the shape is rough on the bottom and curved on the top, the middle top has a bump. It tries represent a shower head.
Smart/Eco ButtonSmart/Eco - the shape is a star.
Heat Dry ButtonHeat Dry - the shape is a tall thick S shape representing steam rising.*
High Heat ButtonHigh Heat - the shape is a thermometer with a round bulb at the bottom of a vertical line, and a bump at the top to represent high temperature.*

Tactile Icons - Washing Machine

Start Button Start - the shape is a right pointing triangle.
Cancel/Stop ButtonStop - the shape is an X.
Heavy Load ButtonHeavy Load - the shape is a bin that is full.
Normal Load ButtonNormal Load - the shape is a bin that is half full.
Light Load ButtonLight Load - the shape is a bin that is empty.
Temperature ButtonTemperature - the shape is a line with a circle on the bottom representing a thermometer.
Rinse ButtonRinse - the shape is rough on the bottom and curved on the top, the middle top has a bump. It may or may not represent a shower head.
Spin ButtonSpin - the shape is an arc, thicker on the top and thinner on the bottom. It represents a swirl or spin .
Soil Level ButtonSoil Level - the shape is like a staircase, increasing from left to right.

Tactile Icons - Dryer Machine

Start Button Start - the shape is a right pointing triangle.
Cancel/Stop ButtonStop - the shape is an X.
Heavy Load ButtonHeavy Load - the shape is a bin that is full.
Normal Load ButtonNormal Load - the shape is a bin that is half full.
Light Load ButtonLight Load - the shape is a bin that is empty.
Temperature ButtonTemperature - the shape is a vertical line with a circle on the bottom representing a thermometer.
Time Dry ButtonTime Dry - the shape is wide at the top and bottom and narrow in the middle, representing an hourglass.*
Heat Level ButtonHeat Level - the shape is a vertical wavy line representing heat or steam.
Air Dry ButtonAir Dry - the shape is a horizontal line with two vertically stacked circles on the right end. This represents a puff of air.

Tactile Icons - Starts and Stops

Start Button Start - the shape is a right pointing triangle.
Cancel/Stop ButtonStop - the shape is an X.
On/Off ButtonOn/Off - the shape is a circle with a bump at the top.
Timer ButtonTimer - the shape is wide at the top and bottom and narrow in the middle, representing an hourglass.*
Clock ButtonClock - the shape is a circle with a cutout in the upper right. This represents a clock face with hands at 12 and 3.

Tactile Icons - Cooking Icons

Bake ButtonBake/Roast - the shape is a thick horizontal line with ridges on the top and bottom to represent heat above and below.
Broil ButtonBroil - the shape is a thick horizontal line with ridges on the bottom to represent heat from above.
Convection ButtonConvection Bake - the shape is a thick horizontal line with ridges on the bottom and a bump on the top.
Warming ButtonWarming - the shape is a thick wavy vertical line representing heat or steam.
Defrost ButtonDefrost - the shape has a large rounded base and a pointed top, depicting a water drop.*
Increase ButtonIncrease - the shape is a plus sign.
Decrease ButtonDecrease - the shape is a minus sign.
Power Level ButtonPower Level - the shape is like a staircase, increasing from left to right.
Light ButtonLight - the shape is a large oval on the top with a smaller oval on the bottom like a traditional light bulb.
Lock ButtonLock - the shape is a square with a notch in the upper left. This represents a padlock.

Tactile Icons - Washing Icons

Heavy Load ButtonHeavy Load - the shape is a bin that is full.
Normal Load ButtonNormal Load - the shape is a bin that is half full.
Light Load ButtonLight Load - the shape is a bin that is empty.
Temperature ButtonTemperature - the shape is a vertical line with a circle on the bottom representing a thermometer.
Hot Temperature ButtonHot Temperature - the shape is a thick vertical line with a horizontal line at the top representing high temperature.*
Medium Temperature ButtonMedium Temperature - the shape is a thick vertical line with a horizontal line in the middle representing medium temperature.*
Cold Temperature ButtonCold Temperature - the shape is a thick vertical line with a horizontal line at the bottom representing low temperature.*
Smart/Eco ButtonSmart/Eco - the shape is a star.
Rinse ButtonRinse - the shape is rough on the bottom and is curved on the top with a bump at the middle top. Try to imagine a shower head.
Spin ButtonSpin - the shape is an arc, thicker on the top and thinner on the bottom. It represents a swirl or spin .

* Thank you to Olin College of Engineering students Anisha, Sean, and Kim and their subject matter expert Jerry for improved descriptions of the tactile icons. (May 2018)