Symbols (pictograms) are the universal vocabulary that can transcend words, languages, locations, and cultures. Symbol design is a critical component of graphic design because symbols can often communicate information more concisely than words.
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In anticipation of our SEGD 2021 Wayfinding+Placemaking event next week, we are honored to have SEGD Fellow Lance Wyman present on Thursday June 24th at 10:15am ET about the evolution of his work in Mexico City, beginning a half-century ago at the 1968 Olympics and continuing today, collaborating with the Mexico City Government for their Integrated Mobility project.
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Mijksenaar published a set of all-gender symbols to address inclusive design in restrooms.
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Building on the campaign by Grace Warnock, StudioLR as funded by Life Changes Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland) has designed a new "Any Disability" symbol to encourage awareness of people with invisible disabilities. Last week, Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, led a Commons debate on invisible disabilities. Receiving full cross-party support, the new Any Disability symbol represents the full range of people who need to use accessible toilets and other facilities.
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