ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Architectural Design Computing
Phenomenology and Hermeneutics in Computational Design Course
THE EXPERIENCE OF TIME : MAPPING A ROUTE BASED ON DURATION PERCEPTION
Burcu Nimet Dumlu
Abstract. Time is intangible, perceivable phenomenon which penetrates every perceptual event. The experience of time is an issue to understand how people perceive time. One of the main issues on time perception is duration. Although measuring duration is possible, perceived duration cannot be measurable with timekeeper or some other tools. Perception is affected by exogenous and endogenous stimulations, so perceived duration cannot be understand without calculating stimulant effects. The aim of this study is understanding how perceived duration is affected by the stimuli (variable). Therefore, an experiment was conducted to execute this aim with measuring the immeasurable. A route which is travelled on minibus as daily routine was chosen to travel, the subject recorded the real time with timer and perceptual time with text. The landmarks which was defined by Kevin Lynch were identified based on perceptional thresholds which are triggered by the exogenous and endogenous variables. The subject collected the measured duration and perceptual data, then mapping these data by using visualization methodologies such as distortion. Analyzes were revealed that duration perception can be understandable by using partial effects of the variables.
Keywords: Experience of time, Duration Perception, Route Mapping.