International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relation Between Way-Finding and Built Environment Legibility “Effects of Architectural Design Elements on Spatial Behavior”
Ahlam “Mohammad Jamal” Eshruq Labin

The study examines issues that affect users' way-finding behavior in any built environment, and explains how this issue affectsthe built environment legibility. The methodology based on reviewing the comprehensive literature, and then a questionnaire survey was conducted to obtain the required data. Faculty of Hajjawy for Engineering Technology at the Yarmouk University was chosen as a case study to launch the survey, the participants were the students who were studying at the faculty. The results show that there are two main groups of factors that affect the way-finding behavior are; Individual factors and Built environment Legibility factors. Moreover, the individual's way-finding behaviour is affected by the built environment legibility factors. The built environment legibility contains several factors as, architectural elements; visual communication elements (graphical); audible communication (verbal) elements and tactile elements.

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