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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Examining mode of experience: implications for linear trail design and conflict management

Walker, Jamie Rae 30 September 2004 (has links)
Jacob and Schreyer (1980) define mode of experience (e.g. the degree to which participants experience an environment as focused or unfocused) as one of four major factors underlying outdoor recreation conflict. To discover the degree to which mountain bikers and hikers focus in the environment and to identify the key environmental elements and cognitive processes relevant to creating the mode of experience and underlying conflict, Visitor Employed Photography, VEP, and follow-up interviews were combined to explore mountain bikers' and hikers' perceptual experiences. Twelve mountain bikers (7 males, 5 females) rode about four and one half miles of the Lake Bryan East Loop Trail and 12 hikers (6 males, 6 females) hiked about 1.5 miles. Each participant was given a digital camera and tape recorder and was instructed to stop and take a picture of whatever they were looking at right when they heard music play. Findings indicate that mountain bikers tended to concentrate on Trail Corridor elements while forming or creating their Path/Line to travel while hikers tended to look around, scan, or take in full views of Wildlife, Vegetation, and Noises. Combined analyses suggested that mountain bikers photographed On-Trail Tread-Specific and Path/Line perceptions while hikers photographed Off/Off Distant-Views of Vegetation and Noises. Consensus existed among both for photographing On Distant at Trail Corridor elements down the Path/Line; On Distant at Trail Corridor elements Panoramic Forward; and at the Edge of Specific Vegetation elements. Interview findings indicated that participants rely on complex cognitive processes that involve focusing on many areas of the trail at one time. The participant's cue formation processes, foreground/background formation, goals, sequencing, and dynamic movement influenced their mode of experience. Using the findings, this paper presents a graphic representation of mode of experience accounting for the changes participants experience; discusses lingering appraisals' affects on participants' future perceptions during linear trail experiences; discusses conflict mitigation using trail design techniques; provides design suggestions for diminishing hiker and mountain biker conflicts; suggests an adapted ROS, Recreation Opportunity Spectrum, to manage trails for setting based outcomes from a mode of experience perspective; and discusses integrating user participation in management decisions.

Methods for assessing influences of the visual-spatial environment on museum display attraction

Benne, Marcie Rae 08 1900 (has links)
No description available.

Remembrance of places past : adult recollection of childhood place experience

Morgan, Paul, University of Western Sydney, College of Arts, School of Social Ecology January 2007 (has links)
The purpose of this research is to explore the nature of adult remembrance of childhood experience of place. The research asks what it is like for adults to recall their childhood experiences of place, and what role childhood place experience plays in shaping adult identity. The study explores the lived experience of seven participants, five men and two women, as they remember the outdoor places of their childhood in semi-structured interviews. It undertakes a phenomenological investigation into the nature of these experiences, consisting of an individual description of each remembrance experience, phenomenological reduction, and identification of the qualities of the experience. The integration of several concepts in the light of participants’ experiences of childhood place remembrance can be considered to be an initial step towards establishing a development theory of place. / Master of Arts (Hons)

The effects of website personalization on user intention to return through cognitive beliefs and affective reactions

Wang, Ying., 王莹. January 2009 (has links)
published_or_final_version / Business / Doctoral / Doctor of Philosophy

Experimenter and mood influences in environmental research

Wilmot, Dennis John January 1995 (has links)
No description available.

Relationships among five perceptual trait measures and subject perception of classroom crowding

Potthoff, Joy Kennion. Rennels, Max R. January 1980 (has links)
Thesis (Ed. D.)--Illinois State University, 1980. / Title from title page screen, viewed March 11, 2005. Dissertation Committee: Max R. Rennels (chair), Melvin Goldstein, Susan Amster, George Barford, Gary Weede. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 126-130) and abstract. Also available in print.

Investigating wayfinding using virtual environments

Cubukcu, Ebru, January 2003 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 2003. / Title from first page of PDF file. Document formatted into pages; contains xx, 182 p.; also includes graphics (some col.). Includes abstract and vita. Advisor: Jack L. Nasar, City and Regional Planning Dept. Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-135).

Mindscape - a centre for creative development in Sunnyside

Peres, Edna. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M.Arch.(Prof.))--University of Pretoria, 2005 / Includes summary. Includes bibliographical references. Available on the Internet via the World Wide Web.

Engaging the senses for performance a framework for researching sensory design elements and their effects on productivity in the workplace /

Hyatt, Abigail. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M. S.)--Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006. / Thomas-Mobley, Linda, Committee Member ; Uhlik, Felix, Committee Member ; Roper, Kathy O., Committee Chair

Residential housing preferences and perceptions exhibited by blue and white collar persons in Madison, Wisconsin

Sena, Robert Stephen, January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1976. / Vita. Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.

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