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SYMBOLS SEEN IN HAWAII - 1

V. Ryan 2007 - 2008

 

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The following symbols were seen on the Paradise Islands of Hawaii, in the South Pacific. The islands are an attraction for tourists from around the world. Many of the symbols highlight dangers, for example, strong sea currents and other serious dangers. As many visitors are not native islanders or English speakers it is important that the symbols are easily understood.

 

This symbol warns of strong currents in the sea.
What do you think of the symbol?
 
 
 
 
   

This symbol warns of waves breaking on a ledge.
What do you think of the symbol?
 
 
 
 
   

This symbol warns of sharp coral under the surface of the water.
What do you think of the symbol?

 
 
 
 
 
   

This symbol warns of high surf / powerful waves.
What do you think of the symbol?
 
 
 
 
 
   

This symbol warns of powerful waves breaking at the shore line.
What do you think of the symbol?

 
 
 
 
   

The following symbols were seen on the Paradise Islands of Hawaii, in the South Pacific, near swimming pools or at beaches.

Select two of the symbols that you feel need improving. In the space below draw two new or improved symbol designs. Add notes to explain each new / improved design.

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