Southwell, K., 2004, Designing with urban tourism in mind: investigating the potential of a proposed method for assessing the environmental quality of a tourist-historic street space, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Southwell, K.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : This paper will explore the theoretical and practical implications of a proposed method for evaluating the tourist pedestrian experience. The method synthesises visual-spatial, environment-behaviour and product design theories combining analytical approaches to assess the spatial quality of a street in terms of its ‘usability’. A small-scale study of an area of Edinburgh’s Old Town is used as a ‘real world’ context in which to examine the potential of the proposed method. The study highlights the relevance of the urban/landscape designer’s visual-spatial approach to the commercial agenda of tourism, and at the same time demonstrates the utility of environment-behaviour theory in design.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: pedestrian experience, spatial behaviour, urban tourism, visual-spatial analysis, environment-behaviour. [paper 7 p.]