Examination of gym centre design criteria using multi-criteria decision analysis methodologies

Cansu Ergun, Sumeyra Elif Erdogan, Gokhan Aldemir, Ferhan Cebi*

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Designing a gym centre and selecting its atmospheric elements are time-consuming and difficult to change. Therefore, the aim of our study is to provide a beneficial and different perspective for operators who are considering designing a gym. Our study starts with a participatory observation in order to examine consumer behaviour in the natural state after the studies in the literature are examined. An interview and a survey study are conducted to define the crucial criteria for the consumer in the gym. A hierarchy is created, and a pairwise comparison is made to illustrate the importance levels. Accordingly, analytical hierarchy process (AHP) is applied and the criteria are sorted according to their importance. Different concepts are formed by giving different values to the criteria. The concepts with the highest score are determined by the concept selection matrix and their architectural designs are made by programs. The most optimal design is determined by the concept test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Decision Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • AHP
  • analytical hierarchy process
  • consumer behaviour
  • gym centre design
  • multi-criteria decision making


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