Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Frederic C. Malven

Abstract

This survey addressed and evaluated the statistical results and relationships between: (a) The amount of travel experience a person has and the impact of this experience to upcoming travel experiences, and (b) Identified the objects and events one indicated as a significant element - however defined by the participant - within the airport terminal.

Significant results from the study showed events after the travel experience, identified as POSTceptions, (based upon a projected and drawn mental maps of specific environmental spaces, utilizing schemata from projected mental maps and previous, although not always similar, user experiences) were greater in frequency and significance than those who anticipated specific events prior to the travel experience, identified as a PREceptions (similar to POSTception, but based on anticipated events that could occur within the space). These experiences, especially those significant in nature include: circulation paths, wayfinding signage, indication and location of restrooms and lines/queues, and airport employees.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2059

Copyright Owner

Clifford J. Gentry

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

221 pages

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