A soundwalk study on the relationship between soundscape and overall quality of urban outdoor places
2012 (English)In: Acoustics 2012, Hong Kong, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA) , 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
In a field study we explored the relationship between the soundscape and the overall quality (good - bad) of outdoor open places. Thirty three residents in down town Stockholm participated in soundwalks near their homes. Along the soundwalk route the participants assessed six places with respect to the soundscape the visual environment and the overall quality of the place using a questionnaire. The six locations were preselected to vary in acoustic and visual quality. A regression model with pleasantness of the auditory and visual environment as predictors explained a substantial part of the variance in assessments of the six place's overall quality. To disentangle the specific effects of auditory and visual aspects the present study will be complemented with laboratory experiments in which visual and auditory aspects are independently manipulated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA) , 2012.
soundwalk, soundscape, quality of urban outdoor places
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97289OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97289DiVA: diva2:676492
Acoustics 2012, Hong Kong
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