Decomposing optical stimulus information by pictures

  • Klaus Landwehr
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Abstract

Architecture proceeds by plans which have to meet certain standards with regard to readability not only by experts but also construction personnel. Usually, for a building, such plans comprise of a ground-floor plan, side-views in orthographic projection, and some sectional views for explaining technical details later to be hidden within the building. Occasionly, we also find renderings of specific views, not necessarily optically possible ones, which can be regarded as artistic interpretations. Prior to its constructive materialization the architect’s plan is a preview of behavioral affordances and scenic information later to become available, as well as a prescription of specific affordances and information to be made available, while afterwards, the plan may be considered a fair description of what actually is available. At either stage, however, the conventional architectural drawings may not be the best means for communicating the basic design idea, or the utility, of a building to its users.

Keywords

Smoke Acoustics Photography 

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