The designed environment can be composed and arranged to be experienced in any amount of time.

A 2010 study found that when the same traveling exhibit was displayed in different layouts, visitors made more contact with individual displays when they were easily accessible, but spent more time with more exhibits when they were all highly visible from one to the next. This suggests that the layout of space has an impact on the way people explore and interact with it, including the amount of time that they spend doing so. 


Wineman, J. & Peponis, J. (2010). Constructing spatial meaning: Spatital affordances in museum design. Environment and Behavior, 42(1), 86-209.