Erstellt: 01. Oktober 2019

User-Centered Architectural Design

Seminar, Winter 2019/20
In this seminar, students get to know different methods for anticipating the experience and behaviour of the future users of a building.

The creation of spaces lies at the heart of architectural design. To understand how people are affected by the configuration of space, is essential in order to create human-friendly, and thus in the long run, sustainable environments. In this course you will learn different methods for evaluating the ‘usability’ of buildings. Therefore we will firstly look at, what ‘building usability’ actually means and how it can be enhanced (e.g. how does a spatial configuration promote wayfinding, social interaction, spatial experience). Secondly, you will learn computational methods for quantifying spatial configurations for evaluating design proposals (e.g. visibility, accessibility and daylight). Thirdly, we will introduce a VR-based toolbox for conducting pre-occupancy evaluations of building designs.

The seminar is mandatory for students of the project „Design by Research“.

Credits: 3 ECTS

Lecturer: Vertr.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Schneider, M.Sc. Ekaterina Fuchkina, M.Sc. Olaf Kammler

First Lesson: Tuesday, 22.10., 11:00 - 12:30, Computer Lab


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