After my research, I was in the process of sketching, designing and producing the icons I would be using in my final poster. I found that one of the most important uses of icons would be for showing the age of the people in the world who lived the longest. Pictured below is the development process of creating three icons, each one for a stage of life (e.g. baby, adult, elder).
As you can see, my icons were heavily inspired and based on pre-existing images, in particular the WC icon of the adult man. This was because I wanted to keep the simple style and give a lot of information to the audience through only the shapes, and avoid any unnecessary text on my poster. My initial idea is that the different stages of life could be colour coded (e.g. bright blue for young, darker shade for older), and these colours could help identify who lives the longest in the world.
While these small graphics will only make up a small segment of my final result, I have developed a much clearer idea on how to present my information and use the space on my poster to my advantage.