Investigating Landscape Preference Using Fractal Geometry

Agnes Patuano

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper presents the second half of an exploratory study looking at the use of fractal dimensions of landscape photographs as predictors of preference judgements. An online survey was prepared and disseminated in both the UK and France to collect demographic and preference data. By comparing different types of preference (aesthetic, cognitive and affective), it was found that the fractal dimensions of the images were most reliably correlated with participants’ desire to explore a scene. This correlation was strongest using the fractal dimension of the image’s extracted edges, and for British participants who grew up in peri-urban or rural environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Digital Landscape Architecture
EditorsErich Buhmann, Stephen Ervin, Sigrid Hehl-Lange, James Palmer
Place of PublicationBerlin/Offenbach
PublisherVDE Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-87907-663-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventDigital Landscape Architecture Conference 2019 : Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design - Anhalt University, Dessau, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201925 May 2019

Publication series

NameJournal of Digital Landscape Architecture
ISSN (Print)2367-4253
ISSN (Electronic)2511-624X


ConferenceDigital Landscape Architecture Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleDLA
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