We did some work earlier this year on looking at whats been called moodle’s edit clutter.
The edit clutter can roughly be described as the screen ‘noise’ provided by all the amount of icons on a moodle site when your editing content. Alongside the edit clutter we also tried to help with a common question our tutors ask – ‘What do all these icons mean?’
We tested a few prototype with our users, and after a number of iterations this is resulting design pattern of user interaction.
As always, comments and feedback are very welcome.