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A way to communicate: A new signage system for the Mah Meri Indigenous community

Ibrahim, Nur Hisham, Butler, Jennifer and Kennedy, Russell 2011, A way to communicate: A new signage system for the Mah Meri Indigenous community, Design principles and practices : an international journal, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 579-598.

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Title A way to communicate: A new signage system for the Mah Meri Indigenous community
Author(s) Ibrahim, Nur Hisham
Butler, Jennifer
Kennedy, Russell
Journal name Design principles and practices : an international journal
Volume number 5
Issue number 5
Start page 579
End page 598
Total pages 20
Publisher CG Publisher
Place of publication Champaign, Il..
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1833-1874
Summary Today, designers use a diverse range of alternative media to have a more efficient form of communication. This research is to investigate the potential of traditionally-inspired contemporary communication design to bridge cultural understandings between and among Malaysians of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Specifically, I propose to design a new signage system in the Mah Meri indigenous community in Malaysia. This is in view that despite the development of the latest media alternatives in use today, the Mah Meri community still lags behind in terms of utilization of these new communication facilities. This project aims to improve social interactions between this community and visitors. The signage system that I propose will help outsiders to navigate in and around the Mah Meri settlements easier and faster because the system provides relevant information in a simple and easy to understand method. Without this signage system visitors will have difficulty in finding the right directions. This work also endeavours, through the notion of creating a new signage system to enrich the cultural identity of the Mah Meri community based on their beliefs in the elements of nature. This, in turn, will create a niche for the community to promote the uniqueness of their culture and identity to outsiders.
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, CG Publisher
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064426

Document type: Journal Article
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