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An Analysis and Application of Affordance Theory in Design of Urban Rail Transit

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This paper explores application of affordance in designofurban rail transit and tries to provide a supplement and expansion for traditional design theories and methods.First, thispaper gives an overview of affordance concept in ecological psychology. Second, this paper tries to expoundthe value of affordance theory in design practicethat affordance emphasizes the interaction relationshipbetween environments and occupants. Finally, this paper uses case studies to demonstrate the feasibility on combination of affordance theory with rail transit design. Concerning design practice, affordance could be used to optimize passengers’ experiences during the whole journey through effective behavioguidance, so that we will encourage more social groups to participate in this green travel.

Authors: Zhang Yu-Feng

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  • Venue: China

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