NEW DEADLINE: DESIGN FOR THE WORLD 'PUSH PULL' PROJECT

13 May 2008
Barcelona (Spain) - Based on the response and requests from the design community, Design for the World has extended the deadline for participation in the 'Push-Pull' pictogram project to 15 June 2008. The project is soliciting submissions to develop a 'push-pull' pictogram to fill a gap in the codified systems of pictograms.
Barcelona (Spain) - Based on the response and requests from the design community, Design for the World has extended the deadline for participation in the 'Push-Pull' pictogram project to 15 June 2008.

The project is soliciting submissions to develop a 'push-pull' pictogram to fill a gap in the codified systems of pictograms. Currently, it is necessary to use words, even written in different alphabets, which vary according to the language of a given country. The pictogram would facilitate better communication between peoples who speak different languages.

Submitted proposals, sketches and ideas will be grouped, according to their conceptual or visual affinities, into “families”. All sketches, ideas or proposals in each of these “families” will then be synthesised into one sign which reflects its essence, so that there will be as many unique signs as there are “families”.

The different synthesised signs will then be sent to all designers contributed ideas, sketches or proposals. The outcome of this phase will address cultural or semiological incompatibilities and rank the proposals by preference.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please send your ideas or sketches with a completed form to Design for the World.

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About Design for the World
Design for the World was founded in 1998 by the world's leading international design associations Icograda (communication design), IFI (interior architects) and Icsid (industrial design), with the support of the Barcelona Design Centre. Design for the World represents a large number of designers (graphic, product, architectural, etc.) who want to use their experience and creativity to help people in need. They want to make available their skills to those who most need them, beyond the confines of the consumer market.

Design for the World takes a need - a need for an improved environment, a suitable tool, better communication or teaching materials - and works to find possible solutions. We unite designers through projects centered on one common idea: voluntary design for people in need.