Cursors As State IndicatorsApril 15th, 2009
Cursors can be used inside of wireframes, or detailed visual layouts as in this case, to hint at states. Overlaying them on top of existing elements can give the viewer a stronger understanding of the multi state nature of the interface through the visibility of mouse positioning. In its most basic form a cursor can hint at an element’s onMouseOver state. In this sample I’ve used multiple such cursors on one screen to show multiple states all at once. I would assume it would also be possible to help understand other states as well (drags, resizes, etc) using cursors.
Have a look over at Konigi’s Wireframe Icon Set which now also contains cursor icons.
Credits: Jakub Linowski