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Orientation and wayfinding in public buildings

Paul Arthur

Orientation and wayfinding in public buildings

by Paul Arthur

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Published by Architectural andEngineering Services in Ottawa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Paul Arthur and Newton Frank Arthur.
ContributionsArthur, Newton Frank.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20536303M

Wayfinding Behaviors in Complex Buildings: The Impact of Environmental Legibility and Familiarity Wayfinding behaviors can be influenced by factors from both the environment and human individual differences (Montello, ). For example, people with both high and lowFile Size: 1MB. This manual presents both public buildings and orientation systems in the fields of culture, transport, and education, as well as examples from the worlds of work and health. Informative essays provide an insight into the theory of signage, while selected projects .

Buildings with spatially complex interiors poise unique challenges during operations and maintenance. A complex interior makes wayfinding difficult, which can inhibit daily occupants from finding their desired location. Additionally, it can hamper emergency responders and evacuations during extreme emergency events. An experiment was conducted to analyze the effects of different information Cited by: 4. Indoor wayfinding. Indoor wayfinding in public buildings such as hospitals is commonly aided by kiosks, indoor maps, and building directories. Such spaces that involve areas outside the normal vocabulary of visitors show the need for a common set of language-independent symbols.

In a sample of ten buildings on a university campus, Weisman () found that subjects con- sistently reported wayfinding difficulties within Wayfinding in Simulated Buildings certain buildings despite having extensive experi- ence within by: The purpose and primary function of wayfinding and signage design is to provide spatial orientation as quickly and clearly as possible. Respective concepts and systems can be designed for individual buildings, for example coporate headquarters, museums or hospitals, for areas such as a university campus or distinct municipal district, or for entire systems like a city's public transport.


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THE NATURE OF WAYFINDING AND SIGNAGE Wayfinding is the methodology of arranging indicators to guide people to their Size: 2MB. Origins and Definitions. In his book The Image of the City (), Kevin Lynch coined the term “wayfinding” to describe his concept of environmental legibility—that is, the elements of the built environment that allow us to navigate successfully through complex spaces like cities and towns.

Architect and environmental psychologist Romedi Passini and his collaborator Paul Arthur published. Enabling this requires a clear awareness of the related concepts and principles that need to be adopted into the planning at an early stage.

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The results were to be summa-rized and substantiated through an interdisciplinary interpreta. Landmarks within buildings can come in a range of guises.

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Daru, P. Venemans, S. Tan. potentialities of Virtual Reality in wayfinding studies were also discussed. Hunt, E., & Waller, D. Orientation and Wayfinding: a is vital to inform design so that buildings and. Wayfinding: The information-gathering and decision-making processes people use to orient themselves and move through space; how people get from one place to another.

Wayfinding Design: Design of built spaces and products that facilitate the movement of people through urban settings and individual buildings. Abstract. This experiment investigated the role of familiarity, map usage and instruction on wayfinding strategies and performance. 32 participants had to find eight goals in a multilevel building ensemble consisting of two distinctive vertical by: Wayfinding in Libraries 4 wayfinding systems, both those tailored to the library in this study, but also recommendations for public buildings in general.

Assessing Environmental Characteristics Human wayfinding behaviors are influenced by different factors of the physical environment.The Study on Pedestrian Behavior in Urban Space Architect Philip Johnson: book, Life Between Buildings.

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