One Step towards People’s Geographical Knowledge on Human-Environment Interactions

Wednesday Sep 28   05:00 PM to 07:00 PM (2 hours)
Geographical knowledgeLandscape Visual DescriptionColor
Human-beings engage in a wide variety of important decisions in their everyday lives, based on visual properties of the geographic environment and their geographical knowledge (Goodchild and Janelle 2010; Cushman et al. 2008; Olson and Bialystok 2014; Brown and Brabyn 2012). Examples include coping with environmental visual pollution, finding one’s way in spatially extended areas, and finding a landscape view appropriate to one’s emotional status. Spatial attention affects brain activity and so human beings behavior. Color, shape, composition, and configuration of spatial phenomena do draw human’s attention specifically. In this paper in order to clarify a simple test system, from among these sources of attractions, color parameter is focused as a surrogate at the mercy of its understandable nature for users. Currently, instead of processing information about all visible aspects of a landscape, we focus only on color perception, since colors have a strong impact on the overall psychological perception of the quality of a place. As a result this color-based system also emerges people’s tastes of aesthetic in interaction with environment then it will be used in urban management and environment conservation. Increasing knowledge of the people about visual pollution and its bad effects on physical and psychological health of human can be mentioned as the other result of implementation of this system.
Ohio University

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