Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

"Visitor EmpIoyed Photography" as a Method for the EvaIuation of the User Landscape Preferences and its Use in Landscape Archıtecture


Yeditepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü 34755, İstanbul

FORESTIST 2007; 57: -
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.85281
Read: 628 Downloads: 419 Published: 29 December 2019

"Visitor Employed Photography" (VEP) is a relatively new, little known research method which can help landscape architects finding out how users evaluate some quality of an environment such as its "attractiveness", "scenİC beauty", "uniqueness" or "comfort" by taking photographs of it. This artiele aims to deseribe and analyze the YEP as a new technique for gathering information about public perception and apprehension to different landscapes. Additionally, it gives information about recent applications and moditication of this technique and is compared to other method s more commonly used in visual resource and impact assessments. "Visitor Employed Photography", along with other traditional methods, appears to deserve serious consideration for understanding people's reactions to the landscape and for preserving, maintaining, restoring or enhancing scenic beauty. To collect user opinion about landscapes' visual quality and present the information in visual form, YEP appears to have potential usefulness both for landscape architectural research and planning and needs to give place in related works.

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