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loin1210
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Need some ideas

Postby loin1210 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:10 pm

Recently, i was give a task on creating a design on a warning sign for elevator lift door to prevent any injuries. I don't really know what kind of design should i do so i decided to ask here for suggestion. Here are some examples on the internet image Image Image Image

Thanks :)

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Re: Need some ideas

Postby Moini » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:26 pm

What country are you living in? That Japanese crying baby wouldn't work well in Germany :)
With text or without? Funny? Neutral? Frightening? Anything specific the client wants?
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Re: Need some ideas

Postby hulf2012 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:51 am

Hello

the same here: Consult to your client, it's for an hospital, an hotel, etc?. I mean, to have an idea of the persons that are going to see the warning signs.

- I'll say also consult standards and regulations.
- Anyway, the message must be clear, trying not to complicate the design so much. It's not necessary to have ultra-realistic human figures, or a precise drawing of the elevator's hall. In Your samples, honestly that crab may be confusing for maaany people :)
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Re: Need some ideas

Postby Lazur » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:04 am

I remember this "contest" where the brief stated signs get more recognition if they are humorous. Clients may differ.

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Re: Need some ideas

Postby brynn » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:51 am

Maybe it's different in other parts of the world, but here in the US, elevator doors won't close if anything (like fingers, hands or feet) is in the way. If one door touches anything except the other door, they both open up again. Here, people actually put a hand, arm or foot between the closing doors, on purpose, to make them open, if they want to get on or off before the doors close. I've never seen any such warning sign on an elevator/lift.

The only kind of warning I've ever seen on an elevator/lift, is about overloading it with too much weight. Like maybe it tells the maximum number of people who can ride. On the inside of elevators, often there is a sign that gives instructions in case of a power failure. Often there is a little telephone inside, and a sign tells how to use it, or how to set off the emergency alarm.

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Re: Need some ideas

Postby Maestral » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:39 pm

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Re: Need some ideas

Postby v1nce » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:54 am

brynn wrote:Maybe it's different in other parts of the world, but here in the US, elevator doors won't close if anything (like fingers, hands or feet) is in the way. If one door touches anything except the other door, they both open up again. Here, people actually put a hand, arm or foot between the closing doors, on purpose, to make them open, if they want to get on or off before the doors close. I've never seen any such warning sign on an elevator/lift.

The only kind of warning I've ever seen on an elevator/lift, is about overloading it with too much weight. Like maybe it tells the maximum number of people who can ride. On the inside of elevators, often there is a sign that gives instructions in case of a power failure. Often there is a little telephone inside, and a sign tells how to use it, or how to set off the emergency alarm.


Same in France

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Re: Need some ideas

Postby Avel » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:40 pm

Moini wrote:What country are you living in? That Japanese crying baby wouldn't work well in Germany :)


Why not? It stands out.
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Re: Need some ideas

Postby Moini » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:04 am

It does. But would you think it fits in a serious environment?
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Re: Need some ideas

Postby toxigames » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:04 am

I think for elevator/lift doors in "normal" european locations I think you should go for informative and clear visualization. Funny weird chinse/japanese is very laughable though. Does the client have any wishes or limitations? Or are you hands free to make very creative signs?


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