Experimental subjects choose where to go at various street corners in the City of London. A total of 532 decisions of 20 participants at 28 street corners provide a rich set of data. Based on this evidence, a model for the role of spatial geometry in wayfinding is proposed. An admixture of local and global space syntax measures of spatial configuration explains where people move; global integration proving to be a particularly dominant variable. Controls single out the impacts of lighting and affordances; other persons and traffic serving as particularly strong attractors. The experiment sheds new light on the role of the space syntax model for analysing individual spatial decisions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings: Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium|
|Editors||Margarita Greene, José Reyes, Andrea Castro|
|Place of Publication||Santiago de Chile|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|