Im, S.B., 1984, Visual preferences in enclosed urban spaces, an exploration of a scientific approach to environmental design, in: Environment and Behavior, 16, 2
- Author : Im, S.B.
- Year : 1984
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 2
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 16
- Pages : 235-262
- Abstract in English : In an attempt to explore a scientific approach to environmental design, the relationship between visual preference and ratio variables in enclosed spaces on the Virginia Tech campus was investigated. This study suggests that visual quality of an enclosed urban place can be predicted from the linear combination of three ratio variables: ground slope, height ratio and vegetation coverage. Implications for design practice have been given. Designers should not rely only on their naive assumptions of users’ preference for physical settings. They should be provided with more scientific and systematic bases for their decision making on aesthetic and visual aspects in design.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: Visual preference, preference, quality, environmental design. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research. lecturers/teachers, academic research.