Making methods of operation and use intuitive, clear and unambiguous.
People gather information and make decisions on what action to take as they travel through different environments. These decisions and the resulting actions should be intuitive. Following patterns and using repetition can often help to inform people's understanding of space.
A change in floor surface materials can be a good indicator that the function of the space has changed. For example, a soft sound-absorbing surface such as carpet can be used in workspaces, while corridors and circulation spaces can be indicated with harder surfaces like wood or tile.