There are over 6,000 diverse languages spoken around the world. However, the average person can only interpret and speak roughly two to four of them. With a little over 7 billion people wandering around earth, this leaves an undisputable language hurdle. So, how is this handled? Through the use of universal symbols and other forms of graphic design to execute visual communication.
Back in the 1960s, Ralph Nadar wrote the book “Unsafe at Any Speed” about the Chevy Corvair. He uncovered dangerous flaws in the design of the vehicle, including a design flaw that caused the axle to “tuck under” it’s own tires, and his book is attributed to many of the safety laws enacted afterwards.
A 1992 article titled “Surviving HR Burnout” by Jennifer Laabs detailed the burnout experience HR professionals were having. What’s even more troubling than the fact that this was written 30 years ago is that the causes of burnout identified in the article are strikingly familiar to what we experience today. This includes: