Miola and teammates set out to better understand how the form of a place influences the ease with which we learn its spatial information. The group reports that “Field of view (FOV) allows us to perceive and learn our environment. Reducing the visual field impairs our ability to estimate distance and direction. It has been demonstrated that distance is estimated more accurately in outdoor environment (a lawn) than in indoors (hallway or lobby). . . .
Moving from one place to another can be a pleasant, positive experience, or not. Neuroscientists have comprehensively investigated how architecture, interior design, and signage can support agreeable, low stress journeys toward our intended destinations, by keeping us from getting lost, etc.
Vaez and colleagues studied how people using different wayfinding tools traveled through a place they had never been before.
Corridor length, turns, and more relevant
Moving people, literally, with light
Laski and colleagues wanted to know more about how dynamic retail lighting could influence shopping behavior.
Finding our way from one place to another can be a pleasant, upbeat experience, or not. Cognitive and other scientists have comprehensively investigated how architecture, interior design, and signage can support agreeable, low stress journeys to our intended destinations.
Meneghetti lead a team that tied wayfinding strategies to personality; these findings are especially useful when the personality profile of probable space users is available.
Crede and team evaluated how effective different sorts of landmarks are at helping people find their way through a space.
Park and Evans assessed the current relevance of Lynch’s work.