Affordance-based evaluation of signage design for areas of refuge

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Abstract

The evacuation of disabled persons from multi-storey buildings requires, typically, the provision and use o Areas of Refuge (AoR). Building complexity, together with the low level of detail in the regulatory guidance- relating to AoR signage, may lead to inappropriate signage system designs. In turn. this may lead to difficulties in locating and or identifying AoR. This paper illustrates the use of the Theory of Affordances a framework for assessing AoR signage system design.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Arup Fire/ Arup Group Limited
  • Polytechnic University of Bari
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Civil Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering, Interflam 2016
PublisherInterscience Communications
ISBN (Print)978-0-9933933-1-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInterflam’16, 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering, London, UK, 4- 6th July 2016 - London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Jul 42016 Jul 6

Conference

ConferenceInterflam’16, 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering, London, UK, 4- 6th July 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period2016/07/042016/07/06