Communicating Through Pictures



In this article we present design consideration for a visual language which may allow users with different linguistic backgrounds to communicate freely. This cross language communication uses icons which are graphically clear, semantically unambiguous, adaptable and, above all, simple.

Key words

icon conceptual dependency cross language communication grammar spelling language 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceExeter UniversityUK

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