Global Communication with Icons in Environmental Contexts
Heimbürger, A. (2016). Global Communication with Icons in Environmental Contexts. In T. Welzer, H. Jaakkola, B. Thalheim, Y. Kiyoki, & N. Yoshida (Eds.), Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVII (pp. 95-102). Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 280. IOS Press. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-611-8-95
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Icons are small signs with fixed meanings. Icons are usually context specific. For example in the context of a hotel, the client can often find icons in hotel room books and safety guides. Scandic Hotel chain, for example, currently provides the manual for its safety system in 14 languages. There are at least two major shortcomings of this system: (1) in emergency or panic situations, it is very difficult to find your own language from the leaflet, and (2) there are no Asian languages. There is an obvious need for a global icon-based hotel safety language. In our paper, we introduce an icon-based model, language and mobile application for hotel safety.