Seeing the axial line: Evidence from wayfinding experiments

Beatrix Emo, Ruth Conroy Dalton

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Ninth International Space Syntax Symposium
EditorsYoung Ook Kim, Hoon Tae Park, Kyung Wook Seo
PublisherSejong University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788986177213
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2013
Event9th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 31 Oct 20133 Nov 2013


Conference9th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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