Design, cognition & behaviour: usability in the built environment

Beatrix Emo, Kinda Al-Sayed, Tasos Varoudis
2016 International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation  
Preface The workshop examines individual spatial cognition of the built environment from the perspective of the user and the designer. It aims to bring together researchers interested in how people behave in the built environment, using both psycho-physical and agent-based approaches. Currently, various techniques and tools are being used for analysing and simulating how individuals interact with their environment, either through linking the structure of the environment with user behaviour
more » ... e syntax methods), or by simulating different levels of human cognition using automated sensorimotor systems (agent-based methods). The analysis of how individuals and groups use the built environment feeds directly into evidence-based design. Both virtual and real world experiments can be used, as well as hybrid environments, which combine elements of both. The ability to run virtual agents through models of the environment allows for an in-depth analysis of how people might move around such a space in the real world. The level and nature of the cognitive input that such agents might have is a matter for debate, which the workshop will address.
doi:10.1080/21650349.2016.1143080 fatcat:b54aw3jvevbidfnkkpx57faojy