PICTOGRAM LANGUAGE

  • Nicoleta-Elisabeta PASCU, Ph.D. Eng. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
  • Victor ADÎR, Ph.D. Eng. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
  • George ADÎR, Ph.D. Eng. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
  • Mihail Valentin Hornea, Eng. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
Keywords: Pictogram, graphic language, visual and graphic communication

Abstract

This paper tries to explain the importance of graphic representations as pictograms in a global
communication. The aim of this study is to represent and discuss about pictograms as different
representations all over the world, but using common elements to be easier understood by the people. We
have studied pictograms for different purposes and, the same time, we have proposed new ones to be used
in a very good graphic language. The aim of this paper is to bring together pictograms from our daily life
and new graphic representations of them and to include these ones in a special language without words. It
is about a comparison between what is now in charge and what is suggested to be comprised. This study
was a challenge for us due to the generous area of such graphic representations knowing that pictograms
are above all boundaries of any writing and spoken language.

Author Biographies

Nicoleta-Elisabeta PASCU, Ph.D. Eng., University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Department of Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Victor ADÎR, Ph.D. Eng., University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Department of Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania.

George ADÎR, Ph.D. Eng., University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Department of Theory of Mechanisms and Robots, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Mihail Valentin Hornea, Eng., University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Master student, Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design Department, University Polytechnica of Bucharest, Romania.

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Published
2018-10-20
How to Cite
PASCU, N.-E., ADÎR, V., ADÎR, G., & Hornea, M. V. (2018). PICTOGRAM LANGUAGE. Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, 13(1), 21-24. Retrieved from http://www.sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/401
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