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Water Safety Icons

The challenge was to create a universally understood way to rank water safety which can be used both online and in the field. The result was a three-icon system to quickly describe drinking water safety at any given source.

UX Design
Colour Icons

This entire project required careful co-design, interviews, and research with international groups. See the full process documentation here!

Online, the icons would be used on mapping apps like Google Maps, popping up whenever a specific area was searched or travellers entered a new area. 

Also usable on government websites, for water quality updates, this helps raise both locals and travellers awareness of potentially dangerous water sources, regardless of literacy or language.

Offline, the icons can be placed around water sources to mark its drinking safety level. Because of its colour-independent design, these icons are just as effective when cast in concrete or etched into trees in rural areas.

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