Data-driven design exploration with immersive visualization

This project investigates the potential of immersive technologies to provide a new user experience (UX) for building design exploration. While interacting with an optimization process, users must often consider design options along with where such designs fit in the conceptual design space. Virtual reality (VR) can enhance designers' ability to visualize design alternatives while considering performance. In this paper, potential options from a data-driven design approach are connected to a VR interface for evaluation using a low-cost head-mounted VR display. A detached classroom case study demonstrates an exploration of structural performance and adequate spatial daylight autonomy. The goal is to create an enhanced workflow for active engagement with design prototypes and performance feedback. Such a system can enable future testing and validation of the effect of interactive, immersive VR tools on performance-based design. Once fully developed and evaluated, this immersive environment could be applied in other design fields.



Work Title Data-driven design exploration with immersive visualization
Open Access
  1. Seyed Hossein Zargar
  2. Zahra Ghorbani
  3. Ziyi Wang
  4. John Messner
  5. Nathan Brown
  1. design space exploration
  2. virtual reality
  3. immersive visualization
  4. user experience design
License In Copyright (Rights Reserved)
Work Type Conference Proceeding
  1. The 22nd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
Publication Date November 17, 2022
  1. Construction
  2. Architectural Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  1. English
DOI doi:10.26207/qkr3-8906
Geographic Area
  1. South Korea
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Deposited December 02, 2022




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