Nowadays the homepage had provided a global communication platform in Internet situation, but the homepage designers often designed each kind of different icon to enable the user fast to understand its representative significance and function for communicating smoothly. The purpose of this study was to explore the different view to network icon concerning cultural context and gender. Then we used a measurable tool of image scale which developed by Osgood. There were a random samples of 450 to respond the image scale, and 429 returned to back and the return-ratio was 0.93. The results demonstrated the different view to the network icon owing to the different area and different gender, and network icon was the best evaluation which the traditional design infused to network design. Then it is a focal point and direction that the designer will be
worth to pay attention to the sign design of Internet in the future.
5th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, p.1-6, 杭州