Re: textless instructions

Subject: Re: textless instructions
From: WRONECKI Frederic DG <frederic -dot- wronecki -at- FRANCETELECOM -dot- FR>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 18:28:33 +0200

Jennifer O Neill wrote :
> So I'm trying to explain as much as I can with pictures only. Does
> anyone have any advice on what I should consider or where I could find
> information on textless instructions?

I have no expertise on the topic, but I can give three interesting examples

- Airplane safety instructions : I have "stolen" one on an Airbus A320, it's
in six languages, but most of the surface is covered by colour drawings or

- Cartridge installation sheet for a laser printer : it's a 12-step
procedure, with text in 4 languages, printed on both sides of the same
sheet. Each step is illustrated by a black-and-white drawing, and the text
covers a bit more than half the surface.

- Heller's model assembly sheet : I stole it... from my son (after he
finished the Jeep Willys...). One page of text, in 5 languages, explaining
the history of the Jeep, one page in 12 languages explaining how to read the
assembly sheet, the latter (an A3 sheet) being ONLY black-and-white
drawings, pictograms and circled figures to show the assembly order.
Frederic Wronecki
France Telecom, Paris, France
mailto : frederic -dot- wronecki -at- francetelecom -dot- fr

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