TOWARDS DESIGN CRITERIA FOR HIGHWAY AESTHETICS

AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO DESIGN CRITERIA WHICH WILL NOT ONLY INCLUDE THE TRADITIONAL NEWTONIAN CRITERIA BUT MEASURE AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS FROM THE DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW. THE DRIVING TASK IS DEVELOPED AS A SYSTEM. THE INPUTS ARE PERCEIVED BY THE DRIVER, A VALUE JUDGMENT IS MADE AND OUTPUTS ARE PRODUCED. THE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD SUGGESTED DEALS WITH THE VALUE JUDGMENT. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE DRIVER'S OUTPUTS ARE A REFLECTION OF HIS STATE OF MIND. THE GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE AND OTHER APPARATUS ARE SUGGESTED TO MEASURE THESE OUTPUTS. BY RELATING THE STATE OF MIND OR AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF RISK TO GEOMETRIC ELEMENTS, DESIGN CRITERIA CAN BE DEVELOPED TO ALLOW THE DRIVER FREEDOM TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE ENVIRONMENT. UNTIL THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED, THERE IS LITTLE LOGIC IN PROVIDING, AT ADDITIONAL COSTS, SO-CALLED AESTHETIC QUALITIES IN DESIGN. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Geometric Highway Design and presented at the 47th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • PEARSON, P M
    • McLaughlin, W A
  • Discussers:
    • Geissler, E H
    • Aziz, A R A
    • Pearson, P M
    • McLaughlin, W A
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 9-15
  • Monograph Title: Geometric design: photogrammetry and aerial surveys
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  • Accession Number: 00203354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 14 1994 12:00AM