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  • Alasdair Turner, Maria Doxa, David O'Sullivan, Alan Penn
  • 2000
The concept of an isovist has had a long history in both architecture and geography, as well as mathematics. Tandy (1967) appears to have been the originator of the termìsovist'. He presents isovists as a method of``taking away from the [architectural or landscape] site a permanent record of what would otherwise be dependent on either memory or upon an(More)
Space syntax derives from a set of analytic measures of configuration that have been shown to correlate well with how people move through and use buildings and urban environments. Space syntax represents the open space of an environment in terms of the intervisibility of points in space. The measures are thus purely configurational, and take no account of(More)
Our aim in this paper is to demonstrate an algorithm for the construction of an axial map of architectural space (Hillier and Hanson, 1984; Hillier et al, 1983). The map comprises a set of lines drawn through thèspace' of a two-dimensional plan of a building or urban area (see figure 1). In use, the map is connected into a graph so that the lines are(More)
We approach the design of ubiquitous computing systems in the urban environment as integral to urban design. To understand the city as a system encompassing physical and digital forms and their relationships with people's behaviours, we are developing, applying and refining methods of observing, recording , modelling and analysing the city, physically,(More)
Moving human-computer interaction off the desktop and into our cities requires new approaches to understanding people and technologies in the built environment. We approach the city as a system, with human, physical and digital components and behaviours. In creating effective and usable urban pervasive computing systems, we need to take into account the(More)
Isovists and isovist fields are of interest to space syntax in that they offer a way of addressing the relationship between the viewer and their immediate spatial environment, however, in the form described by Benedikt (Benedikt, 1979) they are essentially non-syntactic. All the measures he proposes and then plots as fields are locally defined, and are(More)
We outline initial investigations into how choices of spatial configuration, input devices and display technologies influence action and interaction in hybrid electronic and physical spaces. Joe Blogg is a socially situated public display for receiving MMS and SMS messages and we describe our first installation of this system, giving an account of the(More)