Measuring environments for public displays: a Space Syntax approach

Dalton, Nick, Marshall, Paul and Dalton, Ruth (2010) Measuring environments for public displays: a Space Syntax approach. In: CHI 2010 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), 10-15 April 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.

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This paper reports on an on-going project, which is investigating the role that location plays in the visibility of information presented on a public display. Spatial measures are presented, derived from the architectural theory of Space Syntax. These are shown to relate to the memorability of words and images presented on different displays. Results show a complex pattern of interactions between the size and shape of spaces in which displays are situated and the memorability of different types of representations depicted. This approach offers a new way to consider the role of space in guiding and constraining interaction in real settings: a growing concern within HCI and Ubicomp.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ambient display, location, environment assessment, Space Syntax, Human Factors, Experimentation
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 00:49

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