Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Klettner, G. Gartner:
"Modelling Affective Responses to Space";
Talk: Real Corp 2012, Schwechat (invited); 05-14-2012 - 05-16-2012; in: "Proceedings REAL CORP 2012", (2012), ISBN: 978-3-9503110-3-7; 485 - 491.

English abstract:
Most geospatial applications rely on objective GIS data to provide services and decision support. These objective GIS data store abstractions of the real world, especially focusing on physical features. However, research on environmental psychology suggests that all stimuli, including large-scale environments, are
perceived not only according to physical features, but also in terms of people´s affective responses towards them (Russell, 2003). These responses may influence a person´s behavior and decision-making in space. For example, some environments might be experienced as stressful with the consequence of avoidance; others
might lead to preference and approach (Kaplan & Kaplan, 1989; Nasar, 1984). Although it is well accepted, that people´s wellbeing and behavior is influenced by external cues, subjective geo-information has not yet been incorporated in existing geospatial applications, such as in navigation support. Therefore, we propose that in order to provide better services, geospatial applications need to consider people´s affective experiences in space. This paper will give an introduction into types of affective responses and methods
available to indicate them. We will report on results from our ongoing research project, which aims to model people´s affective responses to urban space, and to incorporate this affective data into navigation services for pedestrians.

Emotion Mapping

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