Understanding visual patterns of nature in ecologically designed public gardens
Brzuszek, F. Robert
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
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.
Ozcan, Aysen Balin, "Understanding visual patterns of nature in ecologically designed public gardens" (2010). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 4847.