Senses and movement-experience of streets



Activity, Experience, Movement, Senses, Street


Movement-experience is a concept that encompasses the relationship, communication, and interaction between the sense, space, and time. This research aims to examine streets as a medium for experiential movement by analyzing sensory, activity, and physical space variables, conducted with a mixed method that combines quantitative and qualitative approaches. These variables include visual, auditory, and olfactory sensations, user activities like standing, sitting, and walking, and physical features such as pavement width, number of trees, number of barriers, and building height. To collect data, 48 walks were conducted on Mevlana Street at different times and days, resulting 768 time-space sections. The variables were recorded and analyzed using advanced data analysis techniques, and descriptive statistics were generated. The study then explored the relationships between time-activity, time-experience, space-activity, space-experience, and activity-experience using multi-factor variance analysis. Based on the findings, this study proposes innovative design and planning criteria for streets that incorporate a multisensory approach to enhance the experiential quality of urban environments.


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