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Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding: The Case of the Seattle Central Library

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Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding : The Case of the Seattle Central Library. / Kuliga, Saskia; Nelligan, Ben; Dalton, Ruth; Marchette, Steven; Shelton, Amy; Carlson, Laura; Hölscher, Christoph.

In: Environment and Behavior, Vol. 51, No. 5, 01.06.2019, p. 622-665.

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Kuliga, S, Nelligan, B, Dalton, R, Marchette, S, Shelton, A, Carlson, L & Hölscher, C 2019, 'Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding: The Case of the Seattle Central Library', Environment and Behavior, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 622-665. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916519836149

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Kuliga, S., Nelligan, B., Dalton, R., Marchette, S., Shelton, A., Carlson, L., & Hölscher, C. (2019). Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding: The Case of the Seattle Central Library. Environment and Behavior, 51(5), 622-665. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916519836149

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Kuliga S, Nelligan B, Dalton R, Marchette S, Shelton A, Carlson L et al. Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding: The Case of the Seattle Central Library. Environment and Behavior. 2019 Jun 1;51(5):622-665. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916519836149

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Kuliga, Saskia ; Nelligan, Ben ; Dalton, Ruth ; Marchette, Steven ; Shelton, Amy ; Carlson, Laura ; Hölscher, Christoph. / Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding : The Case of the Seattle Central Library. In: Environment and Behavior. 2019 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 622-665.

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