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_id acadia17_138
id acadia17_138
authors Berry, Jaclyn; Park, Kat
year 2017
title A Passive System for Quantifying Indoor Space Utilization
source ACADIA 2017: DISCIPLINES & DISRUPTION [Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-96506-1] Cambridge, MA 2-4 November, 2017), pp. 138-145
summary This paper presents the development of a prototype for a new sensing device for anonymously evaluating space utilization, which includes usage factors such as occupancy levels, congregation and circulation patterns. This work builds on existing methods and technology for measuring building performance, human comfort and occupant experience in post-occupancy evaluations as well as pre-design strategic planning. The ability to collect data related to utilization and occupant experience has increased significantly due to the greater accessibility of sensor systems in recent years. As a result, designers are exploring new methods to empirically verify spatial properties that have traditionally been considered more qualitative in nature. With this premise, this study challenges current strategies that rely heavily on manual data collection and survey reports. The proposed sensing device is designed to supplement the traditional manual method with a new layer of automated, unbiased data that is capable of capturing environmental and social qualities of a given space. In a controlled experiment, the authors found that the data collected from the sensing device can be extrapolated to show how layout, spatial interventions or other design factors affect circulation, congregation, productivity, and occupancy in an office setting. In the future, this sensing device could provide designers with real-time feedback about how their designs influence occupants’ experiences, and thus allow the designers to base what are currently intuition-based decisions on reliable data and evidence.
keywords design methods; information processing; smart buildings; IoT
series ACADIA
email kat@alum.mit.edu
last changed 2017/10/17 09:12

_id c3b1
authors Berry, R. E. and Meekings, B.A.E.
year 1985
title A Style Analysis of C Programs
source communications of the ACM. January, 1985. vol. 29: pp. 80-88
summary Since programming is considered by many to be learned by experience and example, rather than instruction, the authors analyzed code produced by professional programmers. C programs comprising the UNIX operating system and its utilities were chosen. The authors have arbitrarily selected a large body of professionally produced code and subjected it to 'stylish analysis.' Each program was given a percentage 'score' for style that consists of contributions in varying degrees from various program features like module length, line length, reserved words etc
keywords languages, C, programming, techniques
series CADline
last changed 2003/06/02 11:58

_id cf2019_041
id cf2019_041
authors Erhan, Halil; Barbara Berry, John Dill and Akanksha Garg
year 2019
title Investigating the Role of Students’ Representation Use Patterns in Spatial Thinking
source Ji-Hyun Lee (Eds.) "Hello, Culture!"  [18th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2019, Proceedings / ISBN 978-89-89453-05-5] Daejeon, Korea, pp. 331-346
summary Teaching spatial thinking explicitly helps students develop spatial abilities. In this paper, we present our initial findings from an experiment that explored how first year students who successfully completed an introductory spatial thinking course, demonstrated their use of three design representations: sketching, digital and physical modeling. Students were asked to solve a design problem requiring spatial thinking at the same level of complexity as their course project. Video data from twelve participants were analyzed and results from an independent expert panel review of students’ solutions, and use of representations were compiled. Our results show high variability in both the quality of students’ solutions and their use of the three modes of representation. We discovered many students used embodied actions in solving the spatial problem and explaining solutions. These results will inform a revision of our course and curriculum supporting spatial thinking in undergraduate design students.
keywords spatial thinking, design pedagogy, design representations
series CAAD Futures
email herhan@sfu.ca
last changed 2019/07/29 12:15

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