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Advances in Civil Engineering Volume 2018 ,2018-04-15
The Way-Finding in Educational Modular Buildings: The Case of the Male Engineering Building at Qatar University
Research Article
Simona Azzali 1 Eman Abdel Sabour 2
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DOI:10.1155/2018/6076021
Received 2017-08-06, accepted for publication 2018-02-11, Published 2018-02-11
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Way-finding is the ability of people to perceive routes, flow patterns, or passageways inside and/or around a building. In other words, it is the capability of a person to know their whereabouts in a space. Modular buildings and complex spatial plan structure, in general, can be very confusing, especially from a way-finding point of view. This research attempts to measure the way-finding performance of a modular building by assessing the users’ experience in finding their way inside the Male Engineering Building at Qatar University. The study involved students, faculty, and staff members that utilize that space daily. The research focused on accessing indoor spaces as well as the walkways and spaces connected to the building. Results show that parameters as the use of colours and numbers can improve capability and swiftness in way-finding. In future research, several types of signage and visual elements will be tested, in order to understand how they can enhance way-finding efficiency and user performance within indoor spaces.

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Copyright © 2018 Simona Azzali and Eman Abdel Sabour. 2018
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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The case study: the Male Engineering Building at Qatar University.

Map of the Male Engineering Building at Qatar University [14].

Aerial view of Qatar University campus: early stages of implementation.

Visual representation of percentages of responses in Question 2.

Visual representations of percentages of responses in Question 3.

Differences of means between groups plot.

Difference of means between different groups plot.

Plot of the probability model.

Comments on Q10: 13 responses.

Visual representations of percentages of responses in Question 10.

通讯作者

Simona Azzali.Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS), 4 Architecture Drive, Singapore, 117566, nus.edu.sg.simona.azzali@yahoo.com

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