Beauty – Aesthetics – Senses Research of Attractiveness and Magic of the Built Environment

  • Katarzyna Ujma-WasowiczEmail author
  • Klaudiusz Fross
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)


An objective of the taken discourse is cogitation over applicability of available research methods used to assess the built environment quality (i.e. architectural structures and urban interiors) in order to impartially and scientifically verify the beauty and appropriateness of the perception compared to subjective acceptability of a given place by its users. Methods that provide impartial data in architecture and urban solutions evaluation can be considered as quality characteristics. While the results closest to authors’ expectations are obtained in the post-occupancy evaluation (POE) architecture research method, with studies in the field of environmental perception, and results of phenomenological research. Initial concept and assumptions were made for new methodology of design to be used by future architects and urbanists education, which gives more insight about the importance of human factors consideration in built environment.


Human factors Built environment Aesthetics in architecture Senses in architecture Needs of users Design quality Design by research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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