Environment Agency intranet icons

Intranet Icons
and process maps

Environment Agency
(CDS, 2010)

Brief: Design and create a full suite of icons for the Environment Agency intranet, and use them to to map the Agency's internal processes and protocols. Icons must form a uniform suite and conform to brand and accessibility guidelines.

The full icon suite contains a mix of generic icons (mail, online security, risk assessment, recycling) and highly task-specific ones (mapping, aerial surveying, water sampling).

The process maps had to be uniform in size and layout while allowing for very different numbers of icons and written information. Matching each icon with a text-only 'title phrase' increases accessibility. It also makes the icon suite more flexible, as one icon can be used to represent many different operations, signified by the title.