Title

Understanding visual patterns of nature in ecologically designed public gardens

Advisor

Brzuszek, F. Robert

Committee Member

Fulford, Charles

Committee Member

Schauwecker, Timothy

Date of Degree

5-1-2010

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Landscape Architecture

Abstract

This thesis explores variation of ecological design preference due to the population demographics: urban, city, small town and rural areas in public gardens under four major paradigms of landscape preference: mystery, legibility, complexity and coherence. The findings of this study reveals that high ecological design preference has a significant relationship with mystery category. Ecological design preference in complexity and mystery has a statistically important relationship with rural areas and cities respectively. The outcome of this study shows that the preference of ecological design has considerable possibility to differ according to the paradigms of visual landscape preference and respondents’ population demographics.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16318

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