Search for dissertations about: "affordance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the word affordance.

  1. 1. Effects of Art and Design on Orientation in Healthcare Architecture : A study of wayfinding and wayshowing in a Swedish hospital setting

    University dissertation from Architecture and built environment, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Lund

    Author : Muna Ibrahim; [2019-04-01]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; health-care architecture; hospital design; interior design; public art; wayfinding; orientation; affordance; familiarity; wayshowing; heterogeneity; temporality;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the role of interior design elements, especially artwork, in way-searchers’ wayfinding and orientation in hospital environments. The thesis considers the way-searcher’s background and the impact of cultural belonging, occupation, memories, aesthetic preferences, and language, and the influence that such factors might have on the perception of the hospital environment and its guiding elements. READ MORE

  2. 2. Spatial analyses of people's experiences in urban landscapes

    University dissertation from Gävle : Gävle University Press

    Author : Karl Samuelsson; Högskolan i Gävle.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Urban planning; social-ecological system; human wellbeing; expe-riences; affordance; ecological psychology; resilience; spatial analysis; PPGIS; Stockholm; Stadsplanering; social-ekologiska system; välbefinnande; upple-velser; miljökvalité; ekologisk psykologi; resiliens; rumslig analys; medbor-gardeltagade; Stockholm;

    Abstract : Limiting cities’ negative impact for global sustainability suggests compact city development. However, extensive and accessible urban nature is important for urban dwellers’ wellbeing. Aligning efforts to make cities locally and globally sustainable means resolving this conflict. READ MORE

  3. 3. Using a Social Semiotic Perspective to Inform the Teaching and Learning of Physics

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tobias Fredlund; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Physics with specialization in Physics Education; Fysik med inriktning mot fysikens didaktik; Social semiotics; semiotic resources; physics education research; interactive engagement; disciplinary affordance; disciplinary-relevant aspects; patterns of disciplinary-relevant aspects; the Variation Theory of Learning;

    Abstract : This thesis examines meaning-making in three different areas of undergraduate physics: the refraction of light; electric circuits; and, electric potential and electric potential energy. In order to do this, a social semiotic perspective was constituted for the thesis to facilitate the analysis of meaning-making in terms of the semiotic resources that are typically used in the teaching and learning of physics. READ MORE

  4. 4. An inquiry into the nature and causes of digital platforms

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Ted Saarikko; Umeå universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Digital platform; platform strategy; platform development; stability; affordance theory; qualitative study; data- och systemvetenskap; Computer and Information Science;

    Abstract : While the shape and nature of platforms varies across different instances, they pursue common ambitions such as reduction of risk, complexity, or transaction costs. Although initially theorised in industrial contexts, subsequent theorising regarding platform development, platform ecosystems, and platform strategy has drawn upon studies of high-tech industries in general and IT-based platforms in particular. READ MORE

  5. 5. Patterns of co-presence Spatial configuration and social segregation

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Ann Legeby; KTH.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; co-presence; spatial configuration; public space; urban segregation; urban design; public life; spatial affordance;

    Abstract : This thesis notes that there is a lack of systematic research investigating segregation patterns based on how public space is used and frequented by citizens. In order for understanding of urban segregation to reach beyond residential segregation, the extent to which public space facilitates co-presence between social groups is a key issue. READ MORE