Architecture and Wayfinding

Aga Skorupka, Environmental Psychology

“Architecture and Wayfinding” looks at particular characteristics of built environments that influence the process of wayfinding (how people find their way in certain environments). The research will be useful in the preparation of guidelines on how to design buildings so that users can navigate more easily. This is particularly important in certain public buildings such as transportation facilities, hospitals and museums, which people use for short periods of time. At the first phase of my project, I will be comparing the wayfinding experience in real and simulated environments.


I am currently working on preparing a 3d simulation of one of the Graduate Center building floors, with software used by the architects: AUTOCAD and a program used for 3d animation: 3D Studio Max.