Early Writing & Iconography

Assignment: Choose a mobile application with a lot of icons. Compare and contrast that application’s iconography to the original Sumerian alphabet, Mayan pictographs or Egyptian hieroglyphics.

  • What’s being communicated?
  • What concepts need to be learned?
  • What metaphors are being used?
  • You may limit your discussion to 1 or 2 icons for simplicity. You may include screenshots for comparing and contrasting.
  • Post your thoughts to the class blog.