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Potentials of interactive website in improving visitors’ awareness on landscape heritage

Zakariya, Khalilah and Nizarudin, Norhanis Diyana and Md Jani, Haza Hanurhaza and Ibrahim, Putri Haryati (2023) Potentials of interactive website in improving visitors’ awareness on landscape heritage. Asian People Journal, 6 (2). pp. 136-154. E-ISSN 2600-8971

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The development of interactive websites plays an increasingly important role in landscape heritage and edutourism, revolutionising how visitors interact with and learn about historical and cultural sites. However, most websites on heritage sites only have basic features, whereas the maps only show the locations of the attractions. This study focuses on developing an interactive website that incorporates interactive maps and illustrated narratives to promote the landscape heritage of Taiping, Malaysia for edutourism. The study examines how these elements work together to improve visitors' knowledge and awareness of Taiping's heritage values. Through a mixed-methods approach involving content design process, website design and user experience surveys on 354 respondents, the study evaluates the effectiveness of the interactive website on visitors' learning experiences and appreciation of heritage. Findings highlight the increased awareness of the heritage values of Taiping from the combined approach in fostering deeper connections, self-guided learning, and immersive exploration. The study's contribution lies in its insights into the potential of an integrated interactive website to reshape edutourism, creating dynamic digital platforms that enhance the synergy between modern technology, cultural heritage, and experiential learning.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interactive Maps; Heritage; Landscape; Tourism; Website Design
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G156.5.S87 Sustainable tourism
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H51 History
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 11:49
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107827

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