We noticed a new keyword among the search data on Iconfinder: "Untact".
This word has become popular in South Korea and it refers to the economy with no personal contact. As a direct consequence of the corona pandemic, it's a term that will most likely spread to the rest of the world too.
We have noticed how customers started searching for it on Iconfinder in the last few months:
And there are no icons for it yet. 😉
According to this article from the BBC, the definition of untact is:
‘Untact’ – a combination of the prefix ‘un’ and the word ‘contact’. It describes doing things without direct contact with others, such as using self-service kiosks, shopping online or making contactless payments. Some believe this is a natural progression in a modern society like South Korea, which combines robotic baristas, virtual make-up studios and digital financial transactions with an ageing population and a shrinking labour force.
The article is a great source of inspiration for icon set themes. Some themes are:
- untact economy and society
- untact delivery
- untact meetings and social gatherings
- remote healthcare and social services
- social services during covid
- digital inclusivity
- digital literacy for the elderly