Documenting a Global Adoption of Icons

Updated: Feb 25

Semiotics


Fighting the war against a global foe. Covid 19, has seen very slight changes to commonly used icons.

For instance the signs for 'toilets' has been changed to communicate we can keep each other safe by staying 2 metres apart.


The concept of Covid safety signs are applicable to the context of the situation we now live in.. That is, if we saw the '2 metres' sign in January 2020 we would have followed the arrows with the assumption that toilets were located two metres away. In January 2021 they define a safe distance from another person..


The video below is a representation of how a slight change in these globally adopted icons would cause confusion of understanding..











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