Seeing the axial line: Evidence from wayfinding experiments

Emo, Beatrix and Dalton, Ruth (2013) Seeing the axial line: Evidence from wayfinding experiments. In: Ninth International Space Syntax Symposium, 31st October - 3rd November 2013, Seoul, Korea.

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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: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 16:19
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 20:00

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