Journal of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Engineering (Transactions of AIJ)
Online ISSN : 2433-0043
Print ISSN : 0910-8017
ISSN-L : 0910-8017
ANALYSIS OF THE COINCIDENCE OF WAY-FINDING METHOD AND SPATIAL INFORMATION : A cognitive study on way-finding in architectural space No. 2
Akihiko WATANABEKazuhiko MORI
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1993 Volume 454 Pages 93-102


The purpose of this article is to analyze the coincidence of way-finding method and spatial information from the protocol data concerned with sighting and thinking of subjects who make way-finding as a first-time visit from an entrance to a room (goal) in two architectural facilities. It became clear that subjects change their way-finding method, which is consisted of several units of "way-finding", to coincide with spatial information. If the coincidence of way-finding method and spatial information is not good, way-finding fails, and in some cases, "missing information", "mis-recognition" or "back-track" occurs.

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