Effect of Experience on Wayfinding in a Large, Complex Environment

Sep 23, 2016

This research provides a literature review on wayfinding in large, complex, multi‑level facilities and describes a correlational research study that assessed the wayfinding performance of twelve subject matter experts (patient transport personnel) of varying experience in a 1.8 million square foot, complex, regional hospital facility. This research discusses possible underlying cognitive and perceptual mechanisms that may contribute to how humans encode spatial and navigational knowledge.

Joe Manganelli, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Ph.D. (xplr design, llc)
Robin Farr (Greenville Memorial Hospital)
Johnell Brooks, Ph.D. (Clemson University)
Lee Gugerty, Ph.D. (Clemson University)
Presented at: 
2016 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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