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dc.contributor.authorHelvacioglu, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOlgunturk, N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015/07/28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:59:05Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:59:05Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationHelvacıog, E., & Olguntürk, N. (2011). Colour contribution to children's wayfinding in school environments. Optics & Laser Technology, 43(2), 410-419.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0030-3992 (Print)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11857
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the contribution of colour to children's wayfinding ability in school environments and to examine the differences between colours in terms of their remembrance and usability in route learning process. The experiment was conducted with three different sample groups for each of three experiment sets differentiated by their colour arrangement. The participants totalled 100 primary school children aged seven and eight years old. The study was conducted in four phases. In the first phase, the participants were tested for familiarity with the experiment site and also for colour vision deficiencies by using Ishihara's tests for colour-blindness. In the second phase, they were escorted on the experiment route by the tester one by one, from one starting point to one end point and were asked to lead the tester to the end point by the same route. In the third phase, they were asked to describe verbally the route. In the final phase, they were asked to remember the specific colours at their correct locations. It was found that colour has a significant effect on children's wayfinding performances in school environments. However, there were no differences between different colours in terms of their remembrances in route finding tasks. In addition, the correct identifications of specific colours and landmarks were dependent on their specific locations. Contrary to the literature, gender differences were not found to be significant in the accuracy of route learning performances.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.source.titleOptics & Laser Technologyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2009.06.012en_US
dc.rightsCopyright ©2009 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.subjectWayfindingen_US
dc.subjectColouren_US
dc.subjectSchool Environmenten_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectScaleen_US
dc.subjectCognitionen_US
dc.subjectDirectionen_US
dc.subjectMemoryen_US
dc.subjectSexen_US
dc.subjectAgeen_US
dc.titleColour contribution to children's wayfinding in school environmentsen_US
dc.typeResearch Paperen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Interior Architecture and Environmental Designen_US
dc.citation.spage410en_US
dc.citation.epage419en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber43en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.instituteen_US
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1016/j.optlastec.2009.06.012en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Limiteden_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US


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