Icons to help communicate important hygiene, health and wellness information.
During an emergency, quick and efficient communication is critical. Icons can be used to communicate important hygiene, health and wellness information on signage and posters, newsletters, teaching materials and more.
Tips for using icons in your messaging:
- Be Specific
Choose icons that clearly represent the concepts you’re trying to convey. The icon you choose should enhance your message and help people easily identify the subject of the material you’re sharing.
- Less is More
Keep your message concise and easy to read. Avoid jargon and keep text to a minimum.
Bold, sans-serif fonts are easy to read at a glance. Use a maximum of two fonts for your design, one for headings and one for supplemental copy. For inspiration, take a look at these lists of popular fonts from Creative Boom and Awwwards.
- Color Combinations for Readability
It’s important that your message is easy to read. Choose color combinations that pair bold text with complementary backgrounds. To choose colors you can use a free color palette tool like Khroma or Coolors.co.
For additional information on visual communication and health, view these Visual Communication Tips and Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the CDC’s guidelines for prevention of Coronavirus.