Zhu and Argo have completed a preliminary analysis of the influence of various arrangements of chairs on the best ways to persuade people to take particular actions. Subjects in their study sat in a chair among other chairs all of which were arranged either in a traditional chair circle with all chairs facing inward, in a square with all chairs facing inward or in a chair facing inward that was either beside a row of other chairs facing inward or in a line of chairs perpendicular to another line of chairs, all facing inward. The first seating arrangement was ca
Strano and his colleagues report on “the empirical analysis of a unique data set regarding almost 200 years of evolution of the road network in a large area located north of Milan (Italy).”
Researchers are developing a much better understanding of how people navigate through space and how wayfinding aids can be enhanced.
Frankenstein and her colleagues investigated mental maps of familiar places.
Need to help people find their way through a maze of corridors?
Further research reinforces the importance of lines of sight and layout when considering how people find their way in a building.
Carlson and her colleagues reviewed current research on how people find their way through buildings and use navigating through the new Seattle Central Library as a case study to illustrate important wayfinding principles.
How we shop and buy is changing. This has significant implications for the design of retail spaces.
Hospital signage is often confusing.
Lost people are endemic in healthcare environments.