Ipohpedia (/ˌˈiːpoʊˈpiːdiə/, /i-Poh-PEE-dee-ə/) is currently an English written, web-based & cross-platform, the free-content project by Ipoh City Council and based on a model of open-sharing-contributing content. The name “Ipohpedia” is a portmanteau of the words Ipoh (the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak) and encyclopedia. Ipohpedia’s articles will gradually provide links designed to guide the visitor through the website or the link (Smart QR Signage-Sculpture Around Ipoh City) that brought them to related pages with additional information.
Ipohpedia will continuously produce digital content (writing-audio-visual) collaboratively with professionals and public who write under the contribution/content sharing programme.
Besides collectively integrating sources with current & existing websites that contain the same flavor, Ipohpedia aims to target all ages, races, cultures, and backgrounds. Through the article prose, references, images and other media here, what will and has been contributed is more important than the expertise or qualifications of the contributor. What will remain depends upon whether the content is free of copyright restrictions and contentious material about Ipoh’s legacy, living people, and whether it fits within Ipohpedia’s policies, including being verifiable against a published reliable source, thereby excluding editors’ opinions and beliefs and unreviewed research. Contributions will be managed to prevent damage to ipohpedia many experienced editors are watching to help ensure that content is cumulative improvements; begin by merely reading before approving the material to be published.
Ipohpedia is a live collaboration differing from paper-based reference sources in essential ways. Unlike printed Ipoh’s brochure or pamphlets etc, Ipohpedia is continually created and updated, with articles on historical events appearing within minutes, rather than months or years.
Because everybody can help improve it, Ipohpedia aiming to become comprehensive than any other online content about Ipoh. In addition to quantity, its contributors work on enhancing the quality as well. Ipohpedia is a work-in-progress, with articles in various stages of completion.
As articles/ Content develop, they tend to become more comprehensive and balanced. Quality also improves over time as misinformation and other errors are removed or repaired.
However, because of it human-made, any article may contain undetected misinformation, errors, or vandalism. Awareness of this helps the reader to obtain valid information, avoid recently added misinformation and the readers are welcome to give feedback regarding help and fix the article.
Aiming for future best online platform that feat & helps visitors to navigate through embedded grid – GPS (Global Positioning System) & RIDD (Responsive Integrated Digital Documentation) technology, ipohpedia.com starts with a humble (small caption of Sans Serif Font Type for the whole wording), simple logo with an abstract of location pin symbol and an implicit shape of ‘p’ letter as center of the brand.
pedia originated from Ancient Greek word παιδεία (paideía, “upbringing”), from παῖς (paîs, “child”), also stands a meaning of ‘relating to learning.’
– a plural of word pedion: a form of a crystal having only a single face and belonging to the rare asymmetric class of the triclinic system
and in modern days, it’s also has been used as a short-form word of encyclopaedia/Wikipedia etc
Red dot: place of attraction/ target of location (pinned location in Ipoh; through ipohpedia.com and also the primary color of structure/ sculpture- QR Code embedded in exact location/ on site).
Blue Curve: Blue Curve: representing the Kinta river as part of Ipoh City and also the color of ‘edia’s wording. Blue also hold stream (flow like a kinta river) element for the content of ipohpedia.
Yellow Curve: Representing Ipoh itself as the Capital State of Perak and also the color of ‘ipoh’s wording. Yellow color also holds a fresh vibe, high energy, enthusiasm, hope, fun, & cheerfulness mood that ipoh city portrays. It is also representing Ipohites and the culture, and right tone for a learning environment.