The design groundwork exploration in the Design Guidance Exploration – Icons and Symbology document provides you with design exploration and recommendations for displaying icons
and symbols in clinical applications. It enables unambiguous display of icons and symbols, while enhancing patient safety and
clinical application usability, by:
The design groundwork exploration is broken down further to provide recommendations for displaying alert symbols in the document
Design Guidance Exploration – Alert Symbol Design. This includes advice on defining a visual syntax for alert symbols, including the representation of prohibitions, mandatory actions,
warnings and suggested actions.
The ideas presented in these documents are for community preview and consultation only. Further design and patient safety assessments
are required to finalize the content as CUI Design Guidance.
The design exploration focuses on the key issues relating to the usage of image-related, concept-related and arbitary icons within clinical applications,
and includes recommendations for: