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Evaluation Of Multi-Level Cognitive Maps For Supporting Between-Floor Spatial Behavior In Complex Indoor Environments, Hengshan Li May 2016

Evaluation Of Multi-Level Cognitive Maps For Supporting Between-Floor Spatial Behavior In Complex Indoor Environments, Hengshan Li

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

People often become disoriented when navigating in complex, multi-level buildings. To efficiently find destinations located on different floors, navigators must refer to a globally coherent mental representation of the multi-level environment, which is termed a multi-level cognitive map. However, there is a surprising dearth of research into underlying theories of why integrating multi-level spatial knowledge into a multi-level cognitive map is so challenging and error-prone for humans. This overarching problem is the core motivation of this dissertation.

We address this vexing problem in a two-pronged approach combining study of both basic and applied research questions. Of theoretical interest, we investigate ...


Characteristics And Significance Of Tapia Walls And The Mochica Presence At Santa Rosa De Pucala In The Mid-Lambayeque Valley, Edgar Bracamonte Jan 2016

Characteristics And Significance Of Tapia Walls And The Mochica Presence At Santa Rosa De Pucala In The Mid-Lambayeque Valley, Edgar Bracamonte

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Research Reports Andean Past 12, David Chicoine, Beverly Clement, Kyle Stitch, Catherine M. Bencic, Alejandro Chu, Monica Barnes, Simon Urbina, Leonor Adan, Constanza Pellegrino, Estefania Vidal, Alina Álvarez Larrain Jan 2016

Research Reports Andean Past 12, David Chicoine, Beverly Clement, Kyle Stitch, Catherine M. Bencic, Alejandro Chu, Monica Barnes, Simon Urbina, Leonor Adan, Constanza Pellegrino, Estefania Vidal, Alina Álvarez Larrain

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


The Sacred Art Of Labyrinth Design: Optimization Of A Liminal Aesthetic, Yadina Z. Clark Aug 2015

The Sacred Art Of Labyrinth Design: Optimization Of A Liminal Aesthetic, Yadina Z. Clark

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This paper provides an overview of both practical and esoteric elements that inform the labyrinth design process and touches on the physiological and psychological effects of meditative walking. In addition to new installations, some other outcomes that have resulted from this research include an interactive online map of over 200 labyrinths in New England and two simple formulas for accurately calculating the path length of both 3- and 7-circuit Classical labyrinths.

Labyrinths, in their true, non-maze forms, have existed for thousands of years in numerous places around the world and there are similarities in the designs and uses of these ...


Spans Across Time: Compliance Of Historic Maine Coastal Bridges With Modern Geometric Design Standards, Elizabeth Reynolds Apr 2014

Spans Across Time: Compliance Of Historic Maine Coastal Bridges With Modern Geometric Design Standards, Elizabeth Reynolds

Honors College

The purpose of this thesis is to study a wide range of historic bridges along the coast of Maine. Three bridges were selected for study: Sewall’s Bridge, Bailey Island Bridge, and Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge. The selected bridges exhibit varying historic treatment approaches, material use, structure type, and span length. This thesis establishes the compliance of these bridges with modern geometric standards, as defined by AASHTO (2011), including maximum grade, vertical and horizontal alignment, roadway width, and sidewalk width. Passing sight distance, passenger comfort and general appearance are not be included in this evaluation of geometric design.

This document outlines ...


Workforce Housing Design Charrette In Berwick, Maine, Workforce Housing Coalition Of The Greater Seacoast, Envision Berwick Jan 2014

Workforce Housing Design Charrette In Berwick, Maine, Workforce Housing Coalition Of The Greater Seacoast, Envision Berwick

Maine Sea Grant Publications

The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast organized a workforce housing design charrette in the community of Berwick, Maine. The event was held over the two-day period of October 14 and 16, 2015. The process included a site walk, community dialogue session, and design workshop, culminating in a design reveal on October 16. This, the Coalition’s sixth annual design charrette. This produced conceptual designs for a mixed-use development that includes workforce housing for the charrette focus areas at the Prime Tanning and Estabrook School sites in Berwick, Maine.


The Destruction Of The Yurac Rumi Shrine (Vilcabamba,Cusco Department), Brian S. Bauer, Miriam Dayde Araoz Silva, George S. Burr Apr 2012

The Destruction Of The Yurac Rumi Shrine (Vilcabamba,Cusco Department), Brian S. Bauer, Miriam Dayde Araoz Silva, George S. Burr

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Adobe Bricks And Labor Organization On The North Coast Of Peru, Howard I. Tsai Apr 2012

Adobe Bricks And Labor Organization On The North Coast Of Peru, Howard I. Tsai

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Moche Architectural Vessels: Small Structures, Big Implications, Juliet Wiersema Apr 2012

Moche Architectural Vessels: Small Structures, Big Implications, Juliet Wiersema

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


How The Grass Became Greener In The City: Urban Imaginings And Practices Of Sustainability, Cindy Isenhour Jan 2011

How The Grass Became Greener In The City: Urban Imaginings And Practices Of Sustainability, Cindy Isenhour

Anthropology Faculty Scholarship

Far removed from a direct connection to the land and environmental feedback, most urban inhabitants have little choice but to rely on external sources of information as they formulate their understanding of sustainability. This reliance on analytical, scientifically produced, and highly technical sources of information—such as life-cycle analyses, carbon footprints and climate change projections—solidifies definitions of sustainable living centered on technological resource efficiencies while concentrating the power to define sustainability with experts and the industrial and political elite. Drawing on 14 months of ethnographic field work in and around Stockholm, Sweden, this paper explores how urban alienation shapes ...


Size Matters: Notes On Green Design Process And Goals, Richard K. Renner Jan 2008

Size Matters: Notes On Green Design Process And Goals, Richard K. Renner

Maine Policy Review

Richard Renner presents architectural design principles that should be employed to minimize buildings’ “loads,” i.e., demands for resources and energy, and to maximize efficiency.


Archaeological Recovery At Quebrada De La Vaca, Chala, Peru, Francis A. Riddell Jan 2007

Archaeological Recovery At Quebrada De La Vaca, Chala, Peru, Francis A. Riddell

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Architecture Of The Popham Colony, 1607-1608: An Archaeological Portrait Of English Building Practice At The Moment Of Settlement, Peter H. Morrison Jan 2002

Architecture Of The Popham Colony, 1607-1608: An Archaeological Portrait Of English Building Practice At The Moment Of Settlement, Peter H. Morrison

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

From August 1607 to summer or fall 1608, the Popham Colony was established on what is now known as Hossketch Point, in Popham Beach, Maine. Rediscovered in 1994, the archaeological remains of the colony are providing insights into one of England's earliest colonial efforts in North America. Among the most exciting hds, are features relating to early seventeenth-century English building practices. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of the colony's six meter wide by twenty meter long storehouse, the "Admiral's howse," one of two apparently connected buildings, the buttery general or the Corporal's house; and what has tentatively ...


"The Little City In Itself": Middle-Class Aspirations In Bangor, Maine, 1880-1920, Sara K. Martin Jan 2001

"The Little City In Itself": Middle-Class Aspirations In Bangor, Maine, 1880-1920, Sara K. Martin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the inception and growth of "the Little City in Itself," a residential neighborhood in Bangor, Maine, as a case study of middle-class suburbanization and domestic life in small cities around the turn of the twentieth century. The development of Little City is the story of builders' and residents' efforts to shape a middle-class neighborhood in a small American city, a place distinct from the crowded downtown neighborhoods of immigrants and the elegant mansions of the wealthy. The purpose of this study is to explore builders' response to the aspirations of the neighborhood's residents for home and ...


Archeological Investigations At The Initial Period Center Of Huaca El Gallo/Huaca La Gallina, Viru Valley, Peru: The 1994 Field Season, Thomas A. Zoubek Jan 2000

Archeological Investigations At The Initial Period Center Of Huaca El Gallo/Huaca La Gallina, Viru Valley, Peru: The 1994 Field Season, Thomas A. Zoubek

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Research Reports Andean Past 6, Tamara L. Bray, Cristobal Landazuri, Cesar Veintimilla, Earl H. Lubensky, Allison Paulsen, Hector Neff, Michael Glascock, Ralph Rowlett, Steven Velasquez, Jessica Coats, Pamela J. Hale, Julia Anne Wagner, Gene Keay, Jessica Aberle, Ronald D. Lippi, Izumi Shimada, Julie Farnum, Jack Rossen, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Daniel Belknap, Stacy H. Schafer Rogers, Jeffrey N. Rogers, Kate Pechenkina, Richard L. Burger, Lucy Salazar Burger, Robert A. Benfer Jr., Neil Duncan, Bernardino Ojeda, Deborah Pearsall, Lawrence Kuznar, Joe Vradenburg, Krzysztof Makowski Hanula, Mercedes Delgado Agurto, Donald A. Proulx, Ana Nieves, Henry Falcon Amado, Miriam Gavilan Roayza, David Johnson, Frances A. Riddell, Richard Brooks, Anna Noah, Alina Aparicio, Sheilagh Brooks, Sandra Asmussen, J. Arthur Freed, Marie Cottrell, Lidio Valdez, William Fowlks, Zasha Trivisonno, Frances Durocher, John Schaller, Nathan Parker, Dwight Wallace, Julio Manrique, Grace Katterman, Oscar Bendezu, Catherine Julien, Margaret Enrile, Juan Segura, Harold W. Borns Jr., Sarah Osgood Brooks, Rolando Paredes, Maria Del Carmen Sandweiss, Heather Mcinnis, Trevor Ott, Osvaldo Chozo, Miguel Cabrera, Arturo Santos, Ted Mcclure, Ben Tanner, Fred Andrus, Julissa Ugarte, David Sanger, Dolores Piperno, Elizabeth Reitz, Howard Melville, Bruce Smith, Richard C. Sutter, Christine A. Hastorf, Matt Bandy, Lee Steadman, Kate Moore, William Whitehead, Jose Luis Paz, Melissa Goodman Elgar, Ian Hodder, Donald Johnson, John Southon, Susan D. De France, David W. Steadman, Deborah Blom, Claudia Rivera, Sonia Alconini, Sigrid Arnott, Emily Dean, David Kojan, Rene Ayon, Franz Choque, Mario Montano Aragon Jan 2000

Research Reports Andean Past 6, Tamara L. Bray, Cristobal Landazuri, Cesar Veintimilla, Earl H. Lubensky, Allison Paulsen, Hector Neff, Michael Glascock, Ralph Rowlett, Steven Velasquez, Jessica Coats, Pamela J. Hale, Julia Anne Wagner, Gene Keay, Jessica Aberle, Ronald D. Lippi, Izumi Shimada, Julie Farnum, Jack Rossen, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Daniel Belknap, Stacy H. Schafer Rogers, Jeffrey N. Rogers, Kate Pechenkina, Richard L. Burger, Lucy Salazar Burger, Robert A. Benfer Jr., Neil Duncan, Bernardino Ojeda, Deborah Pearsall, Lawrence Kuznar, Joe Vradenburg, Krzysztof Makowski Hanula, Mercedes Delgado Agurto, Donald A. Proulx, Ana Nieves, Henry Falcon Amado, Miriam Gavilan Roayza, David Johnson, Frances A. Riddell, Richard Brooks, Anna Noah, Alina Aparicio, Sheilagh Brooks, Sandra Asmussen, J. Arthur Freed, Marie Cottrell, Lidio Valdez, William Fowlks, Zasha Trivisonno, Frances Durocher, John Schaller, Nathan Parker, Dwight Wallace, Julio Manrique, Grace Katterman, Oscar Bendezu, Catherine Julien, Margaret Enrile, Juan Segura, Harold W. Borns Jr., Sarah Osgood Brooks, Rolando Paredes, Maria Del Carmen Sandweiss, Heather Mcinnis, Trevor Ott, Osvaldo Chozo, Miguel Cabrera, Arturo Santos, Ted Mcclure, Ben Tanner, Fred Andrus, Julissa Ugarte, David Sanger, Dolores Piperno, Elizabeth Reitz, Howard Melville, Bruce Smith, Richard C. Sutter, Christine A. Hastorf, Matt Bandy, Lee Steadman, Kate Moore, William Whitehead, Jose Luis Paz, Melissa Goodman Elgar, Ian Hodder, Donald Johnson, John Southon, Susan D. De France, David W. Steadman, Deborah Blom, Claudia Rivera, Sonia Alconini, Sigrid Arnott, Emily Dean, David Kojan, Rene Ayon, Franz Choque, Mario Montano Aragon

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Housing Policies In Maine: A Historical Overview, Frank O’Hara Jan 1999

Housing Policies In Maine: A Historical Overview, Frank O’Hara

Maine Policy Review

Frank O’Hara traces the evolution of Maine’s housing policies from Maine’s settlement after the Revolutionary War to the current era, where concerns about sprawl and the preservation of communities have come to the fore. In doing so, O’Hara points out that the approach to housing has always reflected more than a desire to ensure every person has adequate shelter. Rather, it reflects core values and beliefs about society, our sense of beauty, and our relationship to the environment and one another. O’Hara urges policymakers to keep these broader constructs in mind when addressing Maine’s ...


Community Land Trusts: Permanently Affordable, Resident-Controlled Housing, Fred Stocking Jan 1999

Community Land Trusts: Permanently Affordable, Resident-Controlled Housing, Fred Stocking

Maine Policy Review

Since 1997 Maine has enjoyed one of the highest levels of home ownership in the country. As Fred Stocking points out, homeownership contributes to community stability and provides a sense of security to families. Yet not all of Maine families are able to achieve their dream of homeownership. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) represent an attempt to build community and solve an affordable housing problem for Maine’s low-income residents. CLTs are non-profit organizations that require the joint involvement of residents and non-residents in the housing development and management, and resale price restrictions that keep the housing affordable indefinitely. In this ...


The Inca Compound At La Centinela, Chincha, Dwight T. Wallace Jan 1998

The Inca Compound At La Centinela, Chincha, Dwight T. Wallace

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Lithic Provenience Analysis And Emerging Material Complexity At Formative Period Chiripa, Bolivia, David L. Browman Jan 1998

Lithic Provenience Analysis And Emerging Material Complexity At Formative Period Chiripa, Bolivia, David L. Browman

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Corbel Vaulted Sod Structures In The Context Of Lake Titicaca Basin Settlement Patterns, Sergio J. Chavez Jan 1998

Corbel Vaulted Sod Structures In The Context Of Lake Titicaca Basin Settlement Patterns, Sergio J. Chavez

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Editor's Preface Andean Past 5, Daniel H. Sandweiss Jan 1998

Editor's Preface Andean Past 5, Daniel H. Sandweiss

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Reconstructing The Great Hall At Inkallacta, Vincent R. Lee Jan 1998

Reconstructing The Great Hall At Inkallacta, Vincent R. Lee

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Creating A Ruin In Colonial Cusco: Sacsahuaman And What Was Made Of It, Carolyn S. Dean Jan 1998

Creating A Ruin In Colonial Cusco: Sacsahuaman And What Was Made Of It, Carolyn S. Dean

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Recent Excavations At Hacha In The Acari Valley, Peru, Roger W. Robinson Jan 1994

Recent Excavations At Hacha In The Acari Valley, Peru, Roger W. Robinson

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


John Hyslop 1945-1993, John V. Murra Jan 1994

John Hyslop 1945-1993, John V. Murra

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Widening The Socio-Economic Foundations Of Andean Civilization: Prototypes Of Early Monumental Architecture, Tom D. Dillehay Jan 1992

Widening The Socio-Economic Foundations Of Andean Civilization: Prototypes Of Early Monumental Architecture, Tom D. Dillehay

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Preceramic Architectural And Subsistence Traditions, Robert A. Feldman Jan 1992

Preceramic Architectural And Subsistence Traditions, Robert A. Feldman

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Evidence For Preceramic Houses And Household Organization In Western South America, Michael A. Malpass, Karen Stothert Jan 1992

Evidence For Preceramic Houses And Household Organization In Western South America, Michael A. Malpass, Karen Stothert

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Preface Ap2, Daniel H. Sandweiss Jan 1989

Preface Ap2, Daniel H. Sandweiss

Andean Past

No abstract provided.