“Words divide, images unite” – Isotype

Otto Neurath states “words divide, images unite”. He discovered that he only way to escape the inherent limits of language was through mathematics, including the mathematics used to represent logic and choice, such as Boolean algebra. Such an approach dovetailed with Neurath’s ideas for presenting social and economic truths in numerical, graphic form. (Patton, P….

Instructions

“Sequentially ordered steps are the centerpiece of a set of instructions, and they typically take up much of the space in the document.” (Johnson-Sheehan, 2007) Instructions are used to assist people perform a certain task. Manufacturers tend to make these multilingual to ensure a wider audience understands the task. This is important not only for…

Sequential Images

Air Line Safety: Air Line safety cards are used to communicate to the public how to safely deal with an emergency while on the plane. These tend to communicate via sequential images without the use of text as the audience is likely to be international. Examples of an air line safety cards: Figure 1: Easyjet…

Communicating to the public…

I plan to work on projects for the community, which consists of minimalistic visual ways of communicating to the public. I plan to focus more on minimalistic symbols/illustrations, which have little (if any) use of words…and possibly focus on multilingual ways of communicating. My initial thoughts of multilingual communications are: Safety posters / Warnings Flight…