Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2002.24.1.073
Title & Authors
Visual Preferences for Simulated Restorations of Disturbed Coastal Landscapes Ahn, Tong-Mahn; Kim, Myung-Soo; Jung, Soo-Jung; Oh, Min-Keun; Hur, Hak-Young;
This study intends to find out what manmade elements in typical moderately disturbed coastal landscape are most adversely affecting its aesthetic quality. Simulation photos including a combination of five most common manmade structures (houses, roads, power lines, embankments, and aquaculture facilities) found on coastal areas were made, and thirty eight subjects in the field of landscape architecture and forty eight average subjects were asked to evaluate their visual preferences of the 32 simulation photos using seven levels of Likert scale. Overall, average and professional subjects did not show significant differences in their evaluations. Visual preferences were greatly influenced by the presence of the manmade structures. A natural coastal landscape without any manmade structures was most preferable, and a disturbed coastal landscape by all five manmade structures was least preferable. Power lines had the most serious negative impact on the landscape, and followed by the embankment. In coastal landscape restoration works and management, priority needs to be given to these manmade structures which have bigger negative landscape impacts.