Intelligibility / Legibility
Architectural intelligibility or legibility has historically focused on how architectural features help people create an effective mental model, or cognitive map of the spatial relationships in a building or urban landscape, and how this facilitates wayfinding. Beyond wayfinding, intelligibility may also be used to refer to the comprehensibility of a space. What are the potential uses of a space or configuration? What would one expect to see people doing in there? Questions about the logic of a layout may also be addressed. Where is the obvious place to locate elevators, washrooms.