Survey Dataset on the Influence of Spatial Circulation Features on User Experience in Water Based Recreational Centres

Published: 17-07-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m2pgfrw8sw.1
Jemimah Oahimire,
Obioha Uwakonye


Research widely accepts that the physical environment and spaces affect the behaviour, health and wellbeing of the people that use them. Circulation and the human experience reflects this relationship in a different setting. Circulation systems serve as a crucial element of spaces and a means for users to experience architecture while the experiences of users sum up their perception as well as physiological and psychological responses. The dataset details findings obtained from a survey of users in four water-based recreational centres in Nigeria. The researchers collected data to evaluate the experiences of these users and how circulation features impact them. It contains findings from a cross-sectional survey of 161 respondents sampled from a census. The survey instruments contain user experience variables developed from studies by Daly, Farahani, Hollingsbee, & Ocampo, (2017) Cho & Mi (2017). The data analysis displayed the factors that influence user experience within the recreational spaces, the users' perception of horizontal and vertical circulation systems and the relationship between spatial circulation and user experience derived through linear regression analysis. The contributors used the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) in coding and analysing the data. Researchers that use this data can interpret it within the limitations of water-based recreational centres. They can repeat similar methodologies in different public spaces to understand the nature of these concepts and their relationships in diverse settings. While it provides insight into the nature of experience in these public spaces, it does not draw a general conclusion of experience in similar facilities due to the differences in architectural design as well as other locational factors. Nonetheless, the data would prove a valuable tool in experience evaluation and in establishing new connections between the environment and users.