Avishag Shemesh

Architect, PhD candidate

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Yasha (Jacob) Grobman, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion
Associate Professor Moshe Bar, Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University

Space and Human Perception – Examining the influence of space geometry on user’s physiological and mental reaction

This research examines the connection between human perception and architectural space. Using new virtual reality techniques, physiological sensors and data analysis methods, we argue that emotional, cognitive and physiological reactions that are generated by various types of architectural space geometries can be empirically measured and quantified. This research is being conducted in collaboration with Prof. Moshe Bar, head of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, and Prof. Ronen Talmon of the Technion’s Faculty of Electric Engineering. Early research results were published in conference proceedings (CAADRIA 2015). A journal paper with early results was published (2016) in the Architectural Science Review Journal.

Keywords:
Parametric Design; Design Research; Virtual Design; Visual Perception; Architectural Space Geometry; Virtual Environment; Space Perception; Cognitive Neuroscience; Affective Response; Emotions, Aesthetic Judgment.

Human Perception of urban parks

This research is conducted in a collaboration with The Human and Biodiversity Research Lab, headed by Prof. Assaf Shwartz. Studying human-environment relationships and well-being, we examine how the availability of green infrastructure impact experience of emotional connection to nature. This research setup was built and conducted in a virtual environment, created by the latest real-time engines and VR equipment in order to create immersive nature experiences.

Keywords:
Parametric Design; Design Research; Virtual Design; Visual Perception; Virtual Environment; Nature Perception; Cognitive Neuroscience; Affective Response; Emotions, Aesthetic Judgment.

Relevant links:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Avishag_Shemesh

Email:
Avishagsh@campus.technion.ac.il

Author: sheilaos

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