Salam. I guess I’ve mentioned about my participation in ITEX 2009. Before I write about it, let me showcase to you the unique and awesome special booth design at ITEX 2009. Usually, in a exhibition like this, the organiser will judge the best booth design. So, let’s check it out.
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Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
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Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM)
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Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
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Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
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Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
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Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Universiti Malaya (UM)
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Malaysia Agriculture Research Development Institute (MARDI)
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Malaysia Technology Development Centre (MTDC)
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Best Booth Design – Large and Medium size
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
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They are the best! They even have unique landscape design too. I was impressive with the bamboos, water curtains and also the platform for discussion.
Telekom Malaysia Research & Development (TM R&D)
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They won’t the best design for medium size booth. They are very creative in utilising limited materials such as the standard partition system.
IIUM: Poor booth design
I’m sorry. I have to admit it. IIUM has the poor booth design among the universities that participated in ITEX 2009. What’s wrong anyway?
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First, who needs a maze? I know the designer is being creative by manipulating the IIUM logo, as seen from top view. However, all of us will have to squeeze ourselve in the narrow space inside the ‘logo’. Its quite claustrophobic walking through the logo maze!
Second, no information counter and even directory panel. Visitors will find it hard to get to know the research conducted by the researchers.
Third, no Islamic elements. I know it will cost a lot but there’s nothing special about the booth which can relate to IIUM and Islam itself.
Fourth, it is not welcoming enough. The designer should have studied about the location of IIUM booth. I guess the welcoming part is when you are going out from the toilet, next to the booth, you can see clearly IIUM signage. The maze makes it more uninviting.
I hope RMC can do something about it. It is just my honest and personal opinion. I believe that my department, AAD has creative designers who are willing to help the university. Don’t waste the money by outsourcing the design to contractors.
Its too late for me now and its a real good opportunity for my juniors. I hope that next time, IIUM can also win special booth design award in other exhibitions.