Wayfinding and spatial configuration: pedestrian behaviour at street corners

Emo, Beatrix and Dalton, Ruth (2013) Wayfinding and spatial configuration: pedestrian behaviour at street corners. In: 9th International Space Syntax Symposium, 31 October - 3 November, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

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Abstract

Space-geometric measures are proposed to explain the location of fixations during wayfinding. Results from an eye tracking study based on real world stimuli are expanded to include findings based on the location of fixations. The gaze bias shows that attention is paid specifically to structural elements in the built environment. Three space geometric measures are proposed: sky area, floor area and longest line of sight. Together with the finding that participants choose the more connected street, a relationship is proposed between the individual cognitive processes that occur during wayfinding and relative street connectivity measured through space syntactic techniques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wayfinding, spatial configuration, spatial geometry, eye tracking, space syntax
Subjects: K100 Architecture
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Ruth Dalton
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 14:04
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 17:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17159

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