Visual Behaviour During Perception of Architectural Drawings: Differences Between Architects and Non-architects

  • Canan Albayrak Colaço
  • Cengiz Acartürk
Conference paper


Architectural design is not just a technical process based on problem-solving and representation, but also a social process distributed between architect and non-architect stakeholders. In this study, visual behaviour differences between architects and non-architects during perception, interpretation and evaluation of architectural drawings are analysed. An eye tracking experiment was conducted on two groups of participants: 19 graduate-level students of the Department of Architecture and 19 students from other faculties. Eye tracking data were analysed according to three categories: means of gaze duration, gaze count and gaze plot patterns.



The authors would like to acknowledge Prof. Dr. Zeynep Mennan for her guidance and feedback; to the three DCC reviewers for their valuable comments and discussions; and to the anonymous group of students who participated in the eye tracking experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Canan Albayrak Colaço
    • 1
  • Cengiz Acartürk
    • 2
  1. 1.Architecture DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Middle East Technical University, Informatics InstituteAnkaraTurkey

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