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Iconography is the use of images and graphics (icons) to denote common user actions such as “close” or “delete.” These simple icons can help users quickly discern which specific action to take.

Iconography is frequently used in BI applications to support a good user experience. For example, dashboards might be integrated with labeled icons in the navigation pane. They usually feature a small graphic or image followed by a pithy description so that users know exactly what they are looking at.