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icon-based interface

A user interface that displays graphic elements to represent menu options. Also called an "iconic interface" and "widget-based interface," the term is often used to contrast a GUI interface with a command-line interface. See icon, command line and widget-based interface.
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Our customer-centric approach has led us to develop easier and flexible services such as the PDA (personal digital assistant) banking, which packages a rich functionality using an iconic interface.
The iconic interface to the Macintosh computer is called the "Finder.
Now bundled with every Amiga computer including the 3000, AmigaVision is a flowchart-type, iconic interface programming environment that features a single control screen/ menu.
Let's face it, neither Unix in graphics clothing, nor DOS "seen" through Windows (ugly and functionally disappointing for complex tasks) achieves what the Xerox Park iconic interface (which many copied) achieved at its time.
Manufacturers use iconic interfaces as their branding to create uniqueness against other Android makers.