Politicians in Washington may think of slaughter in semiotic terms, but the people on the ground never do.
Interfaces are semiotic entities through which difficult aspects of the relation between individuals and society are addressed.
This is what prompted Felix Hausdorf to define the human being as zoon semeiotikon- semiotic animal, sign-using animal.
They deal in what Robert Reich called symbol manipulation, semiotic activity par excellence.
They define an age of semiotic focus, in that symbol manipulation follows language processing.
Design as a semiotic integrative practical experience is a matter of both communication and context.
All these possible understandings point to the semiotic nature of design activity.
1620s, "of symptoms, relating to signs of diseases," from Greek semeiotikos "significant," also "observant of signs," adjective form of semeiosis "indication," from semeioun "to signal, to interpret a sign," from semeion "a sign, mark, token," from sema "sign" (see semantic). Its use in psychology dates to 1923. Related: Semiotical (1580s).