Multimodal Hong Kong : Perceiving pedestrian footbridge spaces in a high-density area through sensewalking

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Inter-noise 2024
Publication statusAccepted/In press/Filed - 27 Apr 2024

Conference

Title53rd International Congress & Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise 2024)
LocationLa Cité Nantes Congress Centre
PlaceFrance
CityNantes
Period25 - 29 August 2024

Abstract

In prior research on Hong Kong's acoustic environment, noise has been the primary focus, highlighting its diverse sources and its detrimental impact on physical and mental health. However, there is still limited exploration of multi-sensory perspectives in Hong Kong. Mong Kok is one of the world's most densely populated areas, with a density of 130,000 people per square kilometre. Amid the bustling urban life, interactions and activities of residents, tourists, and vendors contribute to the complex soundscape. The area offers a diverse array of markets, street food, and intense aromas, creating a dynamic smellscape. This study focuses on the Mong Kok pedestrian footbridge (connecting Mong Kok East Station to Nathan Road, approximately 400 metres), selecting six locations on and beneath the footbridge. During the on-site sensory walk experiment (n=20), we conducted measurements of sound pressure levels (SPL), had participants complete online questionnaires, and conducted group interviews during and after the walking process. The sensory walk includes evaluating the soundscape, smellscape, and related preferences, evoking emotions and memories, as well as expectations and ideas for improvement and suggestions. Participant feedback helps highlight what they are most concerned about, and the usage patterns and preferences of the six locations reflect the desired soundscape and smellscape, guiding recommendations for sensory design in high-density spaces.

Research Area(s)

  • soundscape, smellscape, sensewalking, Hong Kong

Bibliographic Note

Since this conference is yet to commence, the information for this record is subject to revision.

Citation Format(s)

Multimodal Hong Kong: Perceiving pedestrian footbridge spaces in a high-density area through sensewalking. / YUE, Ran; Lindborg, PerMagnus; IKESHIRO, Ryo et al.
Proceedings of Inter-noise 2024. 2024.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review