Dr. phil. Saskia Kuliga

 

Institution: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Fakultät Architektur
Professur Informatik in der Architektur
Belvederer Allee 1
D-99423 Weimar

 


Tel.: (+49-3643-58) 4198
eMail: saskia.kuliga[at]uni-weimar.de

 

 

 

 

 


Saskia Kuliga is a post-doctoral researcher and environmental psychologist. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on how individuals behave in, perceive and evaluate large-scale, real and virtual, architectural environments.

 

Studium: 

02/2012 - 01/2015 // PhD in Psychology. Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Center for Cognitive Science, former transregional research center "Spatial Cognition" (DFG: SFB/TR8). Direct collaboration with ETH Zürich. Thesis: "Evaluating User Experience and Behavior in Complex, Architectural  Buildings" (Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Christoph Hölscher, ETH Zürich; Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ferstl, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology); Doctoral Thesis submitted: 05. September 2016; Disputation: 07. November 2016. (DOI: 10.6094/UNIFR/11386)

09/2005 - 12/2010 // Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology. Specialization: Environmental Psychology. University of Twente, The Netherlands. Thesis: “Effects of an Image of Eyes on Implicit Activation of Norms of Compliance and on Hand Hygiene Behavior.” (Betreuer: Dr. Karin Tanja-Dijkstra, University of Plymouth, UK). // Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Thesis: "Voice or tune? Effects of Vocal and Instrumental Music on Dental Anxiety.” // Minor "Sustainable Development", 4-month Internship in Plettenberg Bay, South-Africa.

 

Mitarbeit an folgenden Forschungsprojekten:

2014: ESUM - Analysing trade-offs between the energy and social performance of urban morphologies.
In direct collaboration with ETH Zürich (Gerhard Schmitt, Reinhard König, Matthias Standfest).
(More information: http://infar.architektur.uni-weimar.de/service/drupal-infar/esum )


Veröffentlichungen:

siehe InfAR-Publikationsverzeichnis

journals

Kuliga, S., Thrash, T., Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2015). Virtual Reality as Empirical Research Tool – Exploring User Experience in a Real Building and a Corresponding Virtual Model. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 363-375. (Access: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019897151530017X )

Dalton, R., Kuliga, S., & Hölscher, C. (2013). POE 2.0: Exploring the Potential of Social Media for capturing Unsolicited Post occupancy Evaluations. Intelligent Buildings International, 5, 3, 162–180. (Access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17508975.2013.800813#.Umo7XnDjdAc).

Natapov, A., Kuliga, S., Dalton, R.C., & Hölscher, C. (submitted in September 2016). Linking building-circulation typology and wayfinding: Design, spatial analysis and perceived wayfinding difficulty of circulation archetypes, to Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.

conference proceedings: long-papers with academic talk

Kuliga, S., Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2013). Aesthetic and Emotional Appraisal of the Seattle Public Library and its relation to spatial configurationProceedings of the Ninth International Space Syntax Symposium 2013, Seoul, South-KoreaEds: Kim, Y.O., Park, H.T., Seo, K.W., Sejong University; 077: 1-17. (Accesshttp://www.sss9.or.kr/paperpdf/scb/SSS9_2013_REF077_P.pdf)

Schneider, S., Kuliga, S., Hölscher, C., Dalton, R.C., Kunert, A., Kulik, A., & Donath, D. (2013). Educating Architecture Students to Design Buildings from the Inside Out: Experiences from a Research-based Design Studio. Proceedings of the Ninth International Space Syntax Symposium, Seoul, South-Korea. Eds: Kim, Y.O., Park, H.T., Seo, K.W., Sejong University, 001: 1-18. (Access: http://sss9.or.kr/paperpdf/ADP/SSS9_2013_REF001_P.pdf)

Natapov, A., Kuliga, S., Dalton, R.C., & Hölscher, C. (2015). Building circulation typology and Space Syntax predictive measures. Proceedings of the Tenth International Space Syntax Symposium, London, United Kingdom; Curated Session: "Spatial Cognition." Eds: Karimi, K., Vaughan, L., Sailer, K., Palaiologou, G., & Bolton, T.; University College London, Bloomsbury, 30:1-16. (Access: http://www.sss10.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/proceedings). 

Bielik, M., Schneider, S., Kuliga, S., Valášek, M., & Donath, D. (2015). Investigating the effect of Urban Form on the Environmental Appraisal of Streetscapes. Proceedings of the Tenth International Space Syntax Symposium, London, United Kingdom. Eds: Karimi, K., Vaughan, L., Sailer, K., Palaiologou, G., & Bolton, T.; University College London, Bloomsbury, 119:1-13. (Access: http://www.sss10.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/proceedings).

Frölich, J., Schneider, S.,  Kuliga, S., & Donath, D. (2015). Raumsynth – An experimental setup for investigating the relationships between urban form and spatial experience based on Fechner’s Method of Production. Proceedings of the Tenth International Space Syntax Symposium, London, United Kingdom. Eds: Karimi, K., Vaughan, L., Sailer, K., Palaiologou, G., & Bolton, T.; University College London, Bloomsbury, 122:1-14. (Access: http://www.sss10.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/proceedings).

short-papers, conference proceedings

Kuliga, Dalton, Hölscher, & Tomko (2014). Tools, Stages and Perspective-Taking during the Architectural Design Process: Preliminary Results from a university-building case-study in Australia. Proceedings of Spatial Cognition 2014 Workshop: Design cognition and behavior: Usability in the built environment. In Emo, B., Varoudis, T. (Eds.). Bremen: Universität Bremen/Universität Freiburg; 18-22. (Access: http://conference.spatial-cognition.de/SC2014/sites/conference.spatial-cognition.de.SC2014/files/SFB_TR8Rep038-09_2014.pdf)

Kuliga, S., Beinhofer, M., Langenfeld, V., Fleckenstein, F., Dufner, S., Von Stülpnagel, R., Burgard, W., & Hölscher, C. (2014). Spatial Ambiguity in Indoor Environments – A Comparison Between the Human and the Robot Perspective of Spatial Ambiguity Identification. Proceedings of Spatial Cognition Conference 2014 Poster Presentations, Bremen, Germany, 64-67. (Access: www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/aigaion/index.php/attachments/single/768).

Griego, D. & Kuliga, S. (2017). Analyzing perception of permanent (building configuration) and dynamic (sensor-based) descriptors of the urban environment. In König, R and Donath, D (eds), Informatik in der Architektur Working Papers, Bauhaus University Weimar (estimated release: March 2017).

Von Stülpnagel, R., Kuliga, S., Büchner, S.J., & Hölscher, C. (2014). Supra-individual Consistencies in Navigator-driven Landmark Placement for Spatial Learning. 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada, 1706-1711. (Access: https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2014/papers/297/paper297.pdf)

book chapters

Kuliga, S.F., Standfest, M., Schneider, S., Bielik, M., König, R., Donath, D., Schmitt, G. (2017). From Real to Virtual and Back – A Multi-Method Approach for Investigating the Impact of Urban Morphology on Human Spatial Experiences. In: The Virtual And The Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications. Eds: Yamu, C., Poplin, A., Devisch, O., de Roo, G. Asghate/Routledge, ISBN-13: 978-1138283480 (estimated release: March 8, 2017)

Kuliga, S.  (2016). Emotional Responses to Locations in the Seattle Public Library. In: Take one Building. Eds: Dalton, R.C., & Hölscher, C. Asghate/Routledge. ISBN: 9781472471147 (hbk); 107 ff. (https://www.routledge.com/Take-One-Building--Interdisciplinary-Research-...)

Dalton, R. C., & Kuliga, S. (2016). Using social media to gather users’ feedback of the Seattle Central Library. In: Take one Building. Eds: Dalton, R.C., & Hölscher, C. Asghate/Routledge. ISBN: 9781472471147 (hbk); 107 ff. (https://www.routledge.com/Take-One-Building--Interdisciplinary-Research-...)

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Raumpsychologie, Architekturpsychologie, Umweltpsychologie, Wegfindung, User Experience, Architektur, Design, Pre-Occupancy, Post-Occupancy. Architecture, interaction, emotion, HMI, HCI, behavior, wayfinding, urban perception, urban planning, research.