Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Frederic Malven

Abstract

Besides signage, other physical cues exist which appear to influence pedestrian bi-directional choice. This research hypothesizes that deflection of cues within an interior exhibit setting can directly influence visitor navigation. The implications are that some exhibits are viewed while others are ignored and more importantly the visitors' overall experience and education are affected.

A study, conducted on adult participants, was used to determine the affect of physical cues on directional choice. Observation of bi-directional route preference with cues of varying angle degrees was conducted. Additionally, a survey was performed to determine visitor perception of wall panels and their effect on navigational choice. The analysis from the methodology was used to reveal the influence of these angled walls on pedestrian route. Results from this study illustrate how visitors respond to spatial cues and how exhibit spaces can be designed to influence pedestrian behavior.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3701

Copyright Owner

Jennifer Claudia Haywood

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

63 pages

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