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11 MARCH 2011

Space Syntax: quantitative analysis of relationships between spatial layout and social, economic and environmental phenomena

"The Space Syntax approach is both an architectural theory and a software–based toolkit for the planning, design and management of the built environment. The approach investigates relationships between spatial layout and a range of social, economic and environmental phenomena including patterns of movement, public space use, land use and crime distribution. Space Syntax theory and technology was pioneered in the 1970s by Prof Bill Hillier and colleagues at University College London.

Built on quantitative analysis and geospatial computer technology, the Space Syntax approach provides a set of evidence–based techniques for the analysis of spatial configurations of all kinds, especially where spatial configuration seems to be a significant aspect of human affairs, as it is in buildings and urban areas. Applied in both academic research and practice, Space Syntax theory and technology treats cities and buildings 'space first', that is as the network of spaces that people use and move through."

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architectural practice • architectural theory • architectural wayfinding • Bill Hillier • built environment • crime distribution • economic phenomena • environment design • environmental phenomena • evidence-based techniques • geospatial computer technology • human affairs • James Gibson • network of spaces • patterns of movement • phenomenal space • public spacepublic space usequantitative analysissocial phenomena • software-based toolkit • space first • space syntaxspatial configuration • spatial configurations • spatial layout • University College London • urban areas • urban planningwayfinding systems

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Simon Perkins
08 SEPTEMBER 2010

Wayfinding: the organization and communication of our dynamic relationship to space and the environment

"Wayfinding is the organization and communication of our dynamic relationship to space and the environment. Successful design to promote wayfinding allows people to: (1) determine their location within a setting, (2) determine their destination, and (3) develop a plan that will take them from their location to their destination. The design of wayfinding systems should include: (1) identifying and marking spaces, (2) grouping spaces, and (3) linking and organizing spaces through both architectural and graphic means."

(Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)

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architectural communication • boundarycirculationcognitive mapconceptual mapconceptual model • cues • design • destination • destination identificationdirectional information • districts • edgesenvironmentgraphic communicationgraphic deviceslegibilitylinkinglocalitylocationmarkersmental imagenavigationnavigational methodsnodeorganisation and communicationorganising spacesorientationpathperceptionrepetitionrhythmsignagespace • tactile marking systems • wayfindingwayfinding systemsyou are herezone

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Simon Perkins
19 FEBRUARY 2010

Information Design: understanding reader and user responses to written and visually presented information

"Information Design is an area concerned with understanding reader and user responses to written and visually presented information. The kinds of problems addressed include legal documents, business forms, diagrams, transportation maps, charts, tables, instructional materials, wayfinding systems and computerized information systems. The ability to understand and simplify complex relationships is highly important. Although these facts and relationships are from disciplines other than graphic design, it is essential that this material is visually communicated in clearly organized, thoughtful, appropriate and visually interesting manner."

(Deborah Beardslee, RIT Graphic Design Archive)

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Tom Edson
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