YERBA BUENA CENTER WORKSHOP
YBCA + GRL GRP
Icons can establish shared meaning among a group of people. Icons are generally pictorial for example, the icon of a file folder on your computer is a depiction of a physical folder. We can also think of icons as symbols that can more abstractly point to a concept or idea. In this latter sense, icons and symbols generate meaning through their use. How an icon is perceived depends greatly on the viewer's cultural background and context. The goal for this workshop was not to create something “universal” but rather something personal. The participants explored how they could co-create a visual representation of an idea. The participants were given two out of the four words: OPEN, SHARE, FUN & STRETCH.