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Functions, Characteristics, and Effectiveness of Selected Public Signs in Cebu City

Author(s): Isabelle Espina, Donna Medalla, Rowanne Marie Maxilom-Mangompit

Published: 05 Jun 2020

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 1, Category: Social Science


Abstract

This study aimed to determine and analyze the classifications, functions, characteristics, and effectiveness of the selected 30 public signs found along the roads and streets going to Basilica Minore Church, Magellan’s Cross, Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro, and Ayala Center Cebu. Starting from Kilometer Zero (KM 0), photos of the public signs found along the roads and streets going to the five most preferred places in Cebu City were taken. A survey questionnaire was also answered by the 55 respondents composed of motorists, jeepney drivers, pedestrians, commuters, local and foreign tourists. Findings reveal that static signs predominated in the classifications of the public signs. In addition, indicative signs were predominantly found in both local and foreign tourists who visit Cebu City. Also, the absence of uncommonly-used words, concise wordings, and capitalized words were the most dominant characteristics in the public signs in Cebu City. Further, the public signs in Cebu City are effective in terms of giving information and directing local and foreign tourists in Cebu City. Lastly, public signs that were problematic were addressed by stating observations and recommendations for the improvement of the physical state of the signs.


Keyword(s): public signsclassificationsfunctionscharacteristicseffectivenesslocals and tourists


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