Fotios, S., Yang, B. and Uttley, J. (2015) Observing other pedestrians: Investigating the typical distance and duration of fixation. Lighting Research and Technology, 47 (5). 548 - 564. ISSN 1477-1535
After dark, road lighting should enhance the visual component of pedestrians’ interpersonal judgements such as evaluating the intent of others. Investigation of lighting effects requires better understanding of the nature of this task as expressed by the typical distance at which the judgement is made (and hence visual size) and the duration of observation, which in past studies have been arbitrary. Better understanding will help with interpretation of the significance of lighting characteristics such as illuminance and light spectrum. Conclusions of comfort distance in past studies are not consistent and hence this article presents new data determined using eye-tracking. We propose that further work on interpersonal judgements should examine the effects of lighting at a distance of 15 m with an observation duration of 500 ms.
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|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Architecture (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Sheffield|
|Date Deposited:||04 Nov 2015 18:48|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2015 18:56|