We were worried about placing the “Edit” action outside of the Action column, so we tested it. 7/10 users went straight to the pencil icon despite having been exposed to the actions dropdown first. Consistently, users suggested that the pencil should be blue by default as a few did not immediately notice it.
…d out pencil is clickable? We conducted a user testing session to find the answer to that question. The feedback we received from users was that in most instances, they completely overlooked the greyed out pencil. Our solution was to change the pencil into the hyperlink color, that way the user knows where to find it immediately.