Gamuda Cove is a sprawling 1,530-acre township, a nature sanctuary that is envisaged to be a smart & sustainable city. Located next to Paya Indah Wetlands, it is also Malaysia’s 5-Diamond Low Carbon city.
FW’s task on this project was to provide a Subject-Matter-Expert’s review of wayfinding signage design for a cycling route traversing parts of the township.
Not being directly involved in the prerequisite wayfinding analysis, more time & effort, which translates into more cost, needed to be had for better understanding of the design intent, objectives & rationale.
While design is largely subjective & interpretative, there are basic principles that need to be applied, if not adhered to, specifically when it comes to wayfinding signage design.
Sizing considerations given distance to engage, speed of travel, cone of vision, number of content that can be displayed for maximum effectiveness, fixing & mounting permutations based upon site conditions & limitations, material suitability & durability given the locations, application of colors for clarity & longevity, placement & orientation for safety considerations.
These were amongst the many touch-points that were addressed during the course of the reviews, which for all intents & purpose, led to us practically “tweaking & re-tweaking” the design iterations ourselves :D