Warning symbology: difficult concepts may be successfully depicted with two-part signs
Adams, Austin Sorby, Boersema, Theo, and Mijksenaar, Meijer (2010) Warning symbology: difficult concepts may be successfully depicted with two-part signs. Information Design Journal, 18 (2). pp. 94-106.
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Symbol signs - signs without words - are often used to communicate safety or public information messages. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides standards ISO 3864-1 and ISO 3864-3 giving design principles for both graphical symbols and completed signs in the safety arena. The present study shows that for difficult signage circumstances a two-part sign, showing the desired and undesired circumstances with a tick and a cross, can be much more effective than the normal single-part sign provided for by these ISO standards. The present study also suggests that ISO's sign assessment methods could be efficiently combined and simplified.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||icons; warnings; pictograms; symbol signs|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2010 10:25|
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