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Dubai: street signs

Street corner signs in Dubai highlights the information architecture norms for this rapidly changing city.

Japan is a country where buildings typically are found by district, sub-district and so on – so finding a specific building is a process of reducing alternatives – or increasingly looking at your mobile phone’s map application. In the UK you’re screwed without an exact address, and building’s are largely numbered sequentially. And in the building frenzy of Dubai new street signs exist but are rarely referred to by locals when giving directions.