ISO 9186-2 PDF

BS ISO Graphical symbols. Test methods. Method for testing perceptual quality. standard by British Standard / International. This part of ISO specifies a method for testing the perceptual quality of graphical symbols, to verify that the elements that constitute a graphical symbol are. Purchase your copy of BS ISO as a PDF download or hard copy directly from the official BSI Shop. All BSI British Standards.

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It is reprinted with permission. The results provided the pre-selection for next testing phase comprehension test in impaired visibility conditions. Company organization, management and quality.

ISO/FDIS Procedures for the development and testing of graphical symbols – InfoVis:Wiki

Energy and heat transfer engineering Audio and video engineering A final cautionary thought: Similar to the comprehensibility judgement test, there are threshold values given, to determine which variants may be accepted as a standardized graphical symbol. Different graphical symbol variants for each referent are presented together with jso intended meaning in a standardized way. Considerable advantages were gained from testing sign designs using the procedures of ISO Methods for testing comprehensibility.

Variants of graphical symbols are presented to the respondents in random order. Safety at the beach In recent years, subcommittee SC 2 has been working closely ixo industry partners, such as lifesaving organizations, in the water safety area. Abstract symbols need to be 918-62, and should therefore be avoided whenever possible.


Due to the complexity of road information in the Trans-European road network, there is a strong need to 986-2 information to the driver in a standardized and comprehensible way.

Also the feedback from evaluation can provide the designers valuable input to re-design the graphical symbols, so at its best the test methods are used in close co-operation with designers to allow iterative development of graphical symbols — and improved comprehensibility. Over potential symbols have already been identified for future consideration in such areas as sports, tourism, commerce and transport.

ISO/FDIS 9186 Procedures for the development and testing of graphical symbols

Our offices will be closed from December 24, to January 2, inclusive. New developments Another standard about to be published is the much awaited revision of ISOGraphical symbols – Public information symbolswhich updates and expands the edition.

The respondents’ task is to judge the comprehensibility of each variant, giving the percentage of people in their country, who they would expect to interpret the symbol correctly. As well as publishing standardized symbols, the committee has developed a range of design principles to help those who wish to propose new symbols for: Method for testing perceptual quality.

The method for evaluating how well the graphical symbol communicates its intended message. Risku describe that in the comprehensibility judgement test [Siebenhandl and Risku, a] a total of variants were tested during the comprehensibility judgement test for 33 referents. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that the user groups are more frequently part of a trained workforce, and that the graphical symbols have to be reproduced in a much smaller size.


The method for selecting the most comprehensible variants out of big range of graphical symbols. The subcommittee experts face a challenging task to keep up with the continuous flow of new requirements, and are developing a system of electronic voting with, at its heart, an evolving database, originally developed by IEC. The respondents have to write down what they think a symbol means.

Protecting the public Warning people isi hazards and how to avoid them is a vital task in today’s health and safety conscious world. In fact, we come across graphical symbols in just about every human activity.

Retrieved from ” https: The universal language of good, standardized graphical symbols is therefore a strong potential boon for citizens everywhere. Only after succusfully passing the Comprehension Tests, the pictograms may be regarded as understandable and worth of employment on the Trans-European Road Network.

Packaging and isoo of goods A total of 84 variants for the 33 referents were tested on respondents.

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