ISL STEM Animations
Experimenting with visualization of Irish sign language (ISL) biology terms. Part of a larger research and development project, with Dublin City University.
An important aspect of the project was creating illustrations that echoed the semantic connections of the signs. For example, the sign for "tissue" is formed from the signs for "cell" and "knit". The wiggling of fingers in the sign for "bacteria" reflects the idea that bacteria are considered living, whereas a virus does not typically classify as a living organism.
More work from the project can be seen here.
And the DCU sign language glossary can be found here.
Created with Fresco and Procreate.