Confusing Status with Action
When a button with an icon shows a status, it's often not clear what to show:
Show the current status (article is published)
Show the action (article will be published)
With video players, we have established a standard: we show the action. In other cases, users often confuse status with action.
Take this action
When you have an action that changes the status, decouple the action from the status.
Written by Jonas Kamber, Digital Product Nerd and UX Enthusiast since 1998.