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dc.contributor.advisorErkip, Feyzanen_US
dc.contributor.authorDemirbaş, Güler Ufuk Doğuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:02:23Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:02:23Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/14575
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Bilkent University, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) -- Bilkent University, 2001.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 120-127en_US
dc.description.abstractSpatial familiarity is a significant, yet insufficiently investigated factor that affects wayfinding. The aim of this thesis is to explore spatial familiarity as a dimension of wayfinding, and explain how it affects human behavior within the built environment. Factors affecting wayfinding are defined under two categories; environmental information and individual characteristics. Spatial familiarity is a concept that comprises these two characteristics and thus, is analyzed separately. Factors affecting spatial familiarity apart from those mentioned above are defined as experience, spatial ability, meaning and expectancy, and environmental complexity. The effects of individual and group differences on spatial familiarity are identified and assessed through an empirical study conducted in two buildings of the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture, of Bilkent University. Spatial ability tests, wayfinding tasks, and interviews were administered to subjects from the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design and the Department of Graphic Design. The findings indicate that spatial and individual factors affect spatial familiarity with the built environment.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDemirbaş, Güler Ufuk Doğuen_US
dc.format.extent154 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectwayfindingen_US
dc.subjectspatial familiarityen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental informationen_US
dc.subjectindividual characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.lccNA2765 .D46 2001en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpace (Architecture)--Design and plans.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitectural design.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpace perception.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture--Decision-making.en_US
dc.titleSpatial familiarity as a dimension of wayfindingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Interior Architecture and Environmental Designen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB059857


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