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id eaea2005_151
authors Ohno, Ruyzo
year 2006
title Seat preference in public squares and distribution of the surrounding people: An examination of the validity of using visual simulation
source Motion, E-Motion and Urban Space [Proceedings of the 7th European Architectural Endoscopy Association Conference / ISBN-10: 3-00-019070-8 - ISBN-13: 978-3-00-019070-4], pp. 151-163
summary Public squares are shared by people who use them for various purposes. When people choose seats in a square, they unconsciously evaluate not only the physical characteristics of the space but also the distribution of others already present (Hall, 1966; Sommer, 1969; Whyte, 1988). Knowing the hidden rules of this behaviour will be important in designing squares that remain comfortable even in crowded situations. Most past studies of seat choice preference have reported on statistical tendencies derived from observations of subject behavior in actually existing sites (i.e., Abe, 1997; Imai, 1999; Kawamoto, 2003). However, they provide no clear theoretical model for explaining the basic mechanisms regulating such behaviour. The present study conducts a series of experiments in both real and virtual settings in order to extract quantitative relationships between subjects’ seat preferences and the presence of nearby strangers and to clarify what factors influence their seat choices.
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100%; open Abe, Y., Hayashi, T. & Ohno, R. (1997) Find in CUMINCAD Environment-Behavior System in the Case of Seating Behavior in the Exterior Space , Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan, D-1, Pp.685-688

100%; open Hall, E. T. (1966) Find in CUMINCAD The Hidden Dimension , New York, Doubleday

100%; open Imai, T., Kobayashi, S. & Ohno, R. (1999) Find in CUMINCAD Influence of Distribution of Existing People on Other’s Seating Behavior , Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan, D-1, Pp.763-766

100%; open Kawamoto, K., Yosida, K., Tobari, E. & Ueno, A. (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Sitting Behavior and Interpersonal Distance in Linear-shaped Urban Open Space , Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting Architectural Institute of Japan, E-1, Pp.889-892

100%; open Sommer, R. (1969) Find in CUMINCAD Personal Space , Englewood Cliffs, NJ

100%; open Whyte, W. H. (1988) Find in CUMINCAD The City , New York, Doubleday

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