THE MEANING OF PICTOGRAMS IN A GRAPHIC AND VISUAL LANGUAGE

  • Victor ADÎR, PhD University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design
  • Nicoleta Elisabeta PASCU, PhD University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design
  • George ADÎR, PhD Department of Theory of Mechanisms and Robots, University Politehnica of Bucharest
  • Laura IVASCU, PhD Student University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design

Abstract

In this paper we have analysed the significance of (discussed about what represents) a pictogram
as a graphic representation over the boundaries of any language. For a pictorial language, it is necessary
to have very good and well known drawings by people, to allow the effectiveness of their functions:
guiding, informing, warning and forbid. We have introduced a rule to design pictograms and we hope to be
a helpful tool for someone interested in the field of design. We have tried to define, using many original
examples, the importance of pictograms in any kind of signage system. The case studies have allowed us to
point clear conclusions and to offer a direction for future researches.

Published
2017-11-03
How to Cite
ADÎR, Victor et al. THE MEANING OF PICTOGRAMS IN A GRAPHIC AND VISUAL LANGUAGE. JIDEG, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 39-43, nov. 2017. ISSN 2344-4681. Available at: <http://www.sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/394>. Date accessed: 19 feb. 2018.
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