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More is worse: about detail in icons
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by the_randymon on 2013-01-17 00:46:25
"A statistical analysis shows that icons with less detail score better in terms of usability. It seems to be an easy truth: too much detail in icons confuses the users. So we wondered whether we could find any evidence for this truth in the data of our large scale test of the LibreOffice Icons."

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