Ataov, A., 2004, Children’s perception of urban waterfronts and their responses to them: emotional reactions, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Ataov, A.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : By looking at urban waterfronts from children’s point of view, it becomes possible to identify the design features for a planning practice of urban waterfronts where children are a consideration. This study aims to explore the relationship between children’s preference/dislike and visual attributes consonant with those feelings. Ninety 9-11-year-old children of different schools, ethnic and gender backgrounds participated in the study. They saw representative colour images of urban waterfronts, ranked based on their preference, and responded to a set of questions. I applied an anthropological method, the Heuristic Elicitation Methodology (HEM). I conducted content analysis to derive the meaningful structures of attributes, and I used multiple regression analyses to understand the relationships between appraisals and attributes. The analyses revealed that children’s ‘preference’ positively relates to ‘people’, ‘visual form’, and ‘nature’ and children’s ‘dislike’ positively relates to.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: children and environment relationships, urban waterfronts [Paper: 7p.]