4. AAC Symbol Set Design

Updated by Global Symbols with UNICEF ECARO

word cloud for symbol design

  • When designing symbols for communication we will find some symbols that are recognized universally such as those used for health and safety issues such as poison and danger symbols.
  • However, we also recognize the nuances from different cultures and localization can be important for personal communication.
  • Looking at the challenges globally makes us consider the differences within cultures.
  • People use different words to describe cultures, such as civilization, society, a way of life, lifestyle, heritage, habits, and values.
  • The word cloud has more words to consider. The most commonly chosen are language, food and tradition

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