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dc.contributor.advisorOlguntürk, Türk
dc.contributor.authorSüzer, Özge Kumoğlu
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T08:11:07Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T08:11:07Z
dc.date.copyright2018-09
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.date.submitted2018-09-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/47863
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.): Bilkent University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 120-140).en_US
dc.description.abstractIt is well documented that elderly people often have difficulties in finding their way in unfamiliar environments. In this study, it is aimed to explore the usage of colour as visuospatial navigation tool for elderly people with tests in a virtually simulated polyclinic environment. Neutral, warm and cool colour experiment settings were compared to find out the effect of different colours on elderly people’s visuospatial navigation performances by using a head mounted display. The experiment was conducted with 90 participants in three phases; eligibility questionnaires, testing on computer, and presence questionnaire. The findings showed that neutral coloured setting affected participants’ visuospatial navigation performances negatively compared to warm and cool coloured settings. However, there was no significant performance difference between warm and cool coloured environments. In addition to that, when they were asked to reach to the destination point, male participants spent shorter time, did fewer wrong turns, experienced fewer hesitations and travelled shorter distances compared to female participants. Currently, due to the increase in the elderly population, designing well-functioning interior spaces for the elderly has become a more pressing matter. The findings of this study will provide important clues for both interior designers and environmental psychologists.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Özge Kumoğlu Süzer.en_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 160 leaves : illustrations, charts (some color) ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectColouren_US
dc.subjectElderlyen_US
dc.subjectVisuospatial Navigationen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Realityen_US
dc.subjectWayfindingen_US
dc.titleColour as an aid for elderly during visuospatial navigation in a virtual polyclinic environmenten_US
dc.title.alternativeSanal bir poliklinik ortamında renk kullanımının yaşlıların görsel uzaysal navigasyonlarına yardımıen_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.itemidB158947


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