Spatial schemata in museum floorplans

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The study introduces a method for a novel representational technique for spatial and visibility conditions that promotes the identification of categories of spatial experience, here for museum plans. This representation of spatial experience is built atop approaches from schema theory, which seeks to create models to represent mental categories that arise from continuous sensory-motor experience. Several schema are identified for the experience of museum space using clusters of syntax metrics as evaluated using Visibility Graph Analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017
EditorsTeresa Heitor, Miguel Serra, Maria Bacharel, Luisa Cannas da Silva, Joao Pinelo Silva
PublisherInstituto Superior Tecnico, Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Georrecursos
ISBN (Electronic)9789729899447
StatePublished - 2017
Event11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jul 3 2017Jul 7 2017

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NameProceedings - 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017


Conference11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017


  • Cognition
  • Experience
  • Museum
  • Schema
  • Space syntax


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