Title Spatial Characteristics of Cognitive Representation Using an Integrated Method of Combining Space Syntax and Sketch Map
Authors 손영림(Son, Young-Rim) ; 이인희(Lee, In-Hee) ; 유재우(Yoo, Jae-Woo)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.2.45
Page pp.45-52
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Space Syntax; Cognitive map; Spatial Cognition; Kevin Lynch; Social Space; Somak Village; Environment Image
Abstract The history of the Korean War is well preserved in the spatial structure of Somak Village where meaningful social interactions in the community occurred based on actual data derived from cognitive mapping of village residents. Cognitive representation of the physical space structures and various environmental aspects carried socio-cultural significance and added value. Based on Kevin Lynch’s imageability, this study traced the cognitive representations of 35 resident’s sketch maps. To supplement the technical spatial analysis limitations of a sketch map, involving the spatial structure system of the real environment was approached based on space syntax. By integrating the cognitive mapping technique and the method of physical spatial analysis involving space syntax, correlations were tracked with various implications. As a result of integrating these two theories, it was discovered that the higher the degree of regional integration, the more frequently it appeared on a residents' cognitive map. Based on this finding, it confirmed that the resident's cognitive environment and the actual physical space were closely related; strengthening the notion that social space exploration is an important and valuable element in an urban environment.