Signs and Symbols for Workplace and Public Use

Annie W.Y. Ng (Editor)
Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong

Alan H.S. Chan (Editor)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship, Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS042000



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Signs and symbols can be found in many different workplaces and public areas. The visual language of them is intended to deliver regulations, warnings, prohibitions, directions, navigations and guidance to people to promote appropriate and responsible behavior within a context. This book gathers the latest research and case studies from different countries and areas on the design, evaluation, planning and management of signs and symbols in workplaces and in public areas. This book will be of interest to academics, ergonomists, designers, organizational psychologists, facilities practitioners, and urban and infrastructure planners. It can be used for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on visual communication, information design, ergonomics design, human-interface interaction and others. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 – Finding the Right Symbol: An Annotated Bibliography of Graphical Symbols Standards
(Austin S. Adams and Jeremy J. Foster, James Cook University, Singapore, and others)

Chapter 2 – Ergonomics Recommendations for Traffic Sign Design Based on the Comprehension Performance of Experienced Drivers
(Annie W.Y. Ng and Alan H.S. Chan, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and others)

Chapter 3 – The Semiotics of a Smile: Signs of Failure on Multi-Use Trails in Dallas, Texas
(Jeff Joiner and Michael Gibson, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, TX, USA)

Chapter 4 – The Visual Rhetoric of Signs: A Practice-Based Research Project on the Effects of Public Transport Information Design
(Annina Schneller, Bern University of the Arts, Berne, Switzerland)

Chapter 5 – An Evaluation of Local-Global Cultural Factors in Wayfinding Design: A Case Study of Beijing
(Lingqi Kong, School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK)

Chapter 6 – Subverting the Sign: The Potential of Lenticular Print Animations
(Freddie Yauner and Paul A. Rodgers, Northumbria University, School of Design, UK)

Chapter 7 – Consumer Interpretation of Recycling Signs on Packaging
(Jurica Dolic, Jesenka Pibernik and Iva Sarcevic, Unversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Graphic Arts, Zagreb, Croatia)

Chapter 8 – Graphic Communication in Multicultural Environments
(Shaima Elbardawil, Nottingham Trent University – School of Art and Design, UK)

Chapter 9 – A Modern Approach to the Testing of Graphical Symbols
(Jeremy J. Foster, Austin S. Adams and Keiichi Koyama, Bolton, England, and others)

Chapter 10 – How Does It Feel? Tactile Interpretations of Visual Symbols
(Paul Chamberlain and Patricia Dieng, Sheffield Hallam University, UK)


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