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Order, Structure and Disorder in Space Syntax and Linkography: Intelligibility, Entropy, and Complexity Measures

El-Khouly, TAI; Penn, A; (2012) Order, Structure and Disorder in Space Syntax and Linkography: Intelligibility, Entropy, and Complexity Measures. In: Green, M and Reyes, J and Castro, A, , (ed.) (Proceedings) Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (SSS8). (pp. 8242:1-22). Pontifica Universidad Católica: Santiago De Chile. Green open access

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Abstract

There has been great interest in the use of linkographies to describe the events that take place in design processes with the aim of understanding when creativity takes place and the conditions under which creative moments emerge in the design. Linkography is a directed graph network and because of this it gives resemblance to the types of large complex graphs that are used in the space syntax community to describe urban systems. In this paper, we investigate the applications of certain measures that come from space syntax analyses of urban graphs to look at linkography systems. One hypothesis is that complexity is created in different scales in the graph system from the local sub-graph to the whole system. The method of analysis illustrates the underlying state of any system. Integration, complexity and entropy values are measured at each individual node in the system to arrive at a better understanding on the rules that frame the relationships between the parts and the whole.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Order, Structure and Disorder in Space Syntax and Linkography: Intelligibility, Entropy, and Complexity Measures
Event: Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (SSS8)
Location: Chile
Dates: 03 January 2012 - 06 January 2012
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: Linkography, Order, Disorder, Strings of information, Intelligibility, Complexity, Entropy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1343621
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