Tsunami Hazard Pictograms

Development of a Pictogram system for Disaster Management

Communicating a universal message visually through simple easy to understand images is key, especially when the message is safety or emergency related. GK collaborated with the National Council for the Promotion of IDNDR in Japan to help develop a pictogram database to find commonalities between systems and hopefully improve the legibility of pictograms in the event of a disaster. For their study GK focused on tsunamis specifically, and worked with the local government to develop a sample set of pictograms and a plan for their deployment.