“Room geography”

December 2, 2006

Room geography (Jakle, Brunn, & Roseman, 1976) uses mapping to study how individuals distribute themselves across a given space.

From: Jakle, J. A., Brunn, S., & Roseman, C. C. (1976). Human spatial behavior: A social geography. North Scituate, MA: Duxbury Press.

A problem in characterizing activity spaces has been in integrating the time and space dimensions into the same analytical framework while maintaining an understandable graphical representation of the space-time geographies.

From: Tracy H. Newsome, Wayne A. Walcott and Paul D. Smith
Urban activity spaces: Illustrations and application of a conceptual model for integrating the time and space dimensions
Business and Economics
Volume 25, Number 4 / November, 1998


One comment

  1. The same problems with mapping time and tool-usage in distributed learning systems emerged in iCamp study. This was solved by using the matrix of tools and the operations of the activity were mapped in timeline.

    has an interesting figure of the distribution of spaces

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