Are you well-Informed? evaluating the information signage at the Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak: A preliminary study / Wan Juliana Emeih Wahed and Patricia Pawa Pitil

Wahed, Wan Juliana Emeih and Pitil, Patricia Pawa (2020) Are you well-Informed? evaluating the information signage at the Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak: A preliminary study / Wan Juliana Emeih Wahed and Patricia Pawa Pitil. International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD), 3 (6). pp. 47-54. ISSN 2710-5776

Abstract

Sarawak is a place that everyone should visit as this state is one of the most unassuming regions, with an interesting blend of historical attractions. Kuching Waterfront is the primary location to visit in Kuching city. It is an esplanade that stretches for about 900 meters along the south bank of the Sarawak River. It attracts locals and tourists as it offers a variety of food stalls, museums, street entertainment, and excellent views. In this regard, well-informative signage allocated at Kuching Waterfront is crucial, and should deliver various types of information: historical details, maps, and other features. Therefore, this study's objective was to evaluate the information signage at Kuching Waterfront by interviewing visitors and through observation made by the researchers. The findings obtained revealed that there is a need to revise or upgrade existing information signage. The study also highlights the necessity for the information signage to be more readable, informative and attract readers or viewers who could be tourists or pedestrians along the Kuching Waterfront. Collaboration between related bodies of the state tourism board or other agencies and designers to build information signage can be taken into consideration to enhance the main attraction of the city and make it more informative and appealing.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Wahed, Wan Juliana Emeih
wanjuliana@uitm.edu.my
Pitil, Patricia Pawa
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Recreational areas and facilities. Recreation centers
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) > General works > Miscellaneous genres and media, not limited by time period, style, place, or subject matter
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing. Design. IIlustration > Commercial art. Advertising art > Special topics, A-Z > Signs and signboards
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD)
ISSN: 2710-5776
Volume: 3
Number: 6
Page Range: pp. 47-54
Keywords: Evaluation; Information signage; Kuching Waterfront; Tourists; Sarawak
Date: November 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40849
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