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What is an icon’s “use case” and why does it matter?
What is an icon’s “use case” and why does it matter?
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Written by Stefan Pintaric
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DISCLAIMER: Fulfillment of icon requests is not guaranteed and depends on factors such as: currently prioritized subject matter, volume of requests, and the complexity of the requests. If you have questions about custom icons, please reach out to us at [email protected] or via the chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the interface.

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When requesting a custom icon, we ask you to tell us the type of figure you intend to create, as well as existing BioRender icons or templates you intend to use with it. 

This information will help our Science illustrators determine the appropriate level of detail and its compatibility with other icons.

Below are examples of figure types you might have in mind: 

  • Flowchart or timeline

  • Graphical abstract

  • Lab set-up or protocol

  • Mechanism of action

  • Patient education

  • Signalling pathway

  • Student education

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