The widely recognised “blue wheelie” design, photo by John Ott.
Susanne Koefoed’s design (left), with head added by Karl Montan (right), via Sociological Images.
“Fewer than three percent of people with disabilities use a wheelchair or, as I do, an electric scooter. [The wheelchair symbol] is neither welcoming nor inclusive. Let’s make the stick figure a real person and turn the symbol into a welcome sign.”
— David Onley
Tough brief — redesigning an internationally recognised symbol that clearly communicates its message. I’m not surprised there wasn’t a winner.
One of two honourable mentions in the student design contest, winning $2,500 each.
An OCAD student submission.