Human-Space Interaction Modelling

Spatial Cognition and Space Navigation

Background and aim:

Humans and their environment have a reciprocal relation: we constantly build and change our environment and our environment shapes the way we use the space and navigate through it. However, we still lack a comprehensive understanding of how different spatial qualities affect legibility of space and its ergonomy.

Research question:

  • How can we objectively assess the cognitive and ergonomic comfort of a spatial configuration?

Design objective:

  • To design and develop a computational framework for assessing the cognitive/ergonomic spatial qualities.


  • Spatial Computing (Computational Geometry & Linear Algebra)
  • Mathematical Analysis of Visibility
  • Deep Neural Networks (DNN, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Computer Programming (Python or C#)