Evaluating Architectural Legibility

@article{Weisman1981EvaluatingAL,
  title={Evaluating Architectural Legibility},
  author={J. Weisman},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  year={1981},
  volume={13},
  pages={189 - 204}
}
  • J. Weisman
  • Published 1981
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Environment and Behavior
  • One potentially significant yet little investigated criterion for postoccupancy evaluation is the "legibility" of a setting—the degree to which a building facilitates the ability of users to find their way within it. The present study evaluated the legibility of a sample of ten university buildings. Self-report data indicated way-finding to be a problem for a substantial minority. The impact upon way-finding of several theoretically derived visual/spatial variables was also assessed. Two… CONTINUE READING
    366 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Perceptions of Building-layout Complexity
    • 3
    • PDF
    Wayfinding Behaviors in Complex Buildings
    • 33
    • Highly Influenced

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 17 REFERENCES