Ribbon icons should visualize the kind of data to be retrieved
Currently, the icons that PI DataLink uses in the Ribbon are just meant to look pretty and do not help the user understand what kind of data will be retrieved.
Please consider making the icons more informative. My suggestion is to use sparklines as the icons and highlight which values will be returned.
I attached an example. I'm no artist, so my example is very plain and ugly, but the icons that OSIsoft chooses should be in the same spirit as my example. Perhaps OSIsoft will change the colour of the background, line, or border across the different icons to make it easier to distinguish the icons from each other at a glance.
This change will make PI DataLink much more beginner-friendly.