Pattern Index

Halt (Hand)

The upright hand signifies that one should stop before moving forward. When placed on a door it signals that one should not enter. The hand was also used as a symbol on the ‘do not disturb’ signs attached outside hotel doors when visitors wished to alert hotel staff not to enter the room. ‘Do not disturb’ has also been adopted as a mode on smartphones when calls, messages and push notifications are temporarily silenced.