In technical communication, Miller’s number plays a crucial role in conveying information effectively. This concept, introduced by George A. Miller in the 1950s, states that human information processing is limited and that on average we can only process about 7 pieces of information at a time.
ISO 7010 defines rescue, prohibition, mandatory, warning and fire safety signs and was published in 2012. The safety signs are based on the design criteria of the ISO 3864 series of standards. ISO 7010 was created in response to the internationalization of markets in order to convey uniform safety information in a few words or completely at the level of symbols. The aim of ISO 7010 is prevention of potential hazards to persons and the principle of a safety sign = a safety statement.
Technical illustrations are becoming more and more efficient. Views are quickly generated with the 3D CAD model. But what to do when human-machine interactions make it necessary to represent that person? Don’t take a step back with photos or videos. Take a step forward with me to a vector-based digital mock-up also for humans in your illustrations.