Unpacking the image of the water city with the theory of imageability Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • ThisstudyinvesIgatedhowtodesignimageableciIeswithwaterusingLynchs(1960)theoryof imageability.ItexaminedthecontribuIonsofimageabilityelements(landmarks,paths,nodes,edges,and districts)andcomponents(structure,idenIty,andmeaning)totheimageofthewatercity.Theauthor sampled55sketchmapsfrom60parIcipantsineightwaterciIesandcoloredwaterelementsblueto generate55coloredmaps.TomeasureuncoloredmapidenIfiability(UMI)andcoloredmapidenIfiability (CMI)asdependentvariables,raters1and2wereaskedtoidenIfythecityassociatedwitheach uncoloredsketchmap,andraters3and4wereaskedtoidenIfythecityassociatedwitheachcolored sketchmap.ToassessthecontribuIonofwater(CW)toCMI,raters3and4wereaskedtoindicatethe extenttowhichthemapsbluefeatureshelpedtheratersidenIfythecityonathree-pointLikertscale. ThecontribuIonofwater(CW)wasusedtoweightCMItogeneratethedependentvariableofwaterbased coloredmapidenIfiability(WMI).TheauthorusedcogniIvemapping,photovoice,andnonvisual protocolstomeasurewaterscapea^ributesusingimageabiltycomponents,waterscapemappability, idenIfiability,anda^achmentaspotenIalexplanatoryvariablesforUMI,CMI,andWMI.Regression analysessuggestthatonlycanalmappability(thestructureofwater-basedpaths)significantlycontributed toallmeasuresfortheimageofthewatercity(UMI,CMI,andWMI)whilecontrollingforthepotenIal effectsofgender,environmentalexposure,age,income,educaIon,andaquaphiliasensiIvitybaseline, whichmeasuredpeoplesa^achmenttowater.

published proceedings

  • Landscape Research Record

author list (cited authors)

  • Rising, H. H.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM