Clarine van Oel's research while affiliated with Delft University of Technology and other places

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A significant majority of the literature on natural environments and urban green spaces justifies the preferences that people have for natural environments using four predictors defined by Kaplan’s preference matrix theory, namely coherence, legibility, complexity, and mystery. However, there are no studies implicitly focusing on the visual attribu...


... Legibility means that the information can be easily identified (i.e., via distinctive elements or way finding). Mystery refers to the accessibility of the information [49][50][51][52]. Recent scholars have not only adopted the preference matrix in research on the natural environment but have also verified that the factors of the preference matrix can be used to predict the environmental preference of people in built environments [51,53,54]. ...