Landscape Design and Cognitive Psychology

Baris Kara
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Kevin Lyn The Image of the City remains one of the most important books in environmental design research. Its approach relies upon behavioral observations and systematic surveys of environmental cognition. We can perceive only what we see; thus, sight is the most important sense in landscape design. The spaces and objects of landscape design are stored temporally in the mind; they cannot be used by visitors. In this paper, the importance of cognitive psychology in landscape design is examined,
more » ... esign is examined, and the concepts of imageability and mental maps are discussed. Selection and peer review under the responsibility of Prof. Dr. Kobus Maree, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.262 fatcat:miuhlrj2c5hkvkl6kwp3mx3uuy