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  Up the down staircase: next term Wayfinding strategies in multi-level buildings

Hölscher, C., Meilinger, T., Vrachliotis, G., Brösamle, M., & Knauff, M. (2006). Up the down staircase: next term Wayfinding strategies in multi-level buildings. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(4), 284-299. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2006.09.002.

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Hölscher, C, Author
Meilinger, T1, 2, Author              
Vrachliotis , G, Author
Brösamle, M, Author
Knauff, M, Author              
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1Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497797              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: The intention of this article is to create a link between human spatial cognition research and architectural design. We conducted an empirical study with human subjects in a complex multi-level building and compared thinking aloud protocols and performance measures of experienced and inexperienced participants in different wayfinding tasks. Three specific strategies for navigation in multi-level buildings were compared. The central point strategy relies on well-known parts of the building; the direction strategy relies on routes that first head towards the horizontal position of the goal, while the floor strategy relies on routes that first head towards the vertical position of the goal. We show that the floor strategy was preferred by experienced participants over the other strategies and was overall tied to better wayfinding performance. Route knowledge showed a greater impact on wayfinding performance compared to survey knowledge. A cognitive-architectural analysis of the building revealed seven possible c auses for navigation problems. Especially the previous termstaircasenext term design was identified as a major wayfinding obstacle. Finally we address the benefits of cognitive approaches for the architectural design process and describe some open issues for further research.

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 Dates: 2006-12
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2006.09.002
BibTex Citekey: 3858
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Title: Journal of Environmental Psychology
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Publ. Info: London : Academic Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 26 (4) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 284 - 299 Identifier: ISSN: 0272-4944
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954922648101