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_id b04c
authors Goerger, S., Darken, R., Boyd, M., Gagnon, T., Liles, S., Sullivan, J. and Lawson, J.
year 1996
title Spatial Knowledge Acquisition from Maps and Virtual Environments in Complex Architectural Space
source Proc. 16 th Applied Behavioral Sciences Symposium, 22-23 April, U.S. Airforce Academy, Colorado Springs, CO., 1996, 6-10
summary It has often been suggested that due to its inherent spatial nature, a virtual environment (VE) might be a powerful tool for spatial knowledge acquisition of a real environment, as opposed to the use of maps or some other two-dimensional, symbolic medium. While interesting from a psychological point of view, a study of the use of a VE in lieu of a map seems nonsensical from a practical point of view. Why would the use of a VE preclude the use of a map? The more interesting investigation would be of the value added of the VE when used with a map. If the VE could be shown to substantially improve navigation performance, then there might be a case for its use as a training tool. If not, then we have to assume that maps continue to be the best spatial knowledge acquisition tool available. An experiment was conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School to determine if the use of an interactive, three-dimensional virtual environment would enhance spatial knowledge acquisition of a complex architectural space when used in conjunction with floor plan diagrams. There has been significant interest in this research area of late. Witmer, Bailey, and Knerr (1995) showed that a VE was useful in acquiring route knowledge of a complex building. Route knowledge is defined as the procedural knowledge required to successfully traverse paths between distant locations (Golledge, 1991). Configurational (or survey) knowledge is the highest level of spatial knowledge and represents a map-like internal encoding of the environment (Thorndyke, 1980). The Witmer study could not confirm if configurational knowledge was being acquired. Also, no comparison was made to a map-only condition, which we felt is the most obvious alternative. Comparisons were made only to a real world condition and a symbolic condition where the route is presented verbally.
series other
last changed 2003/04/23 13:50

_id ascaad2007_034
id ascaad2007_034
authors Kwee, V.
year 2007
title Architectural Presentation for Precedent-based Learning: Identifying opportunities and implications
source Em‘body’ing Virtual Architecture: The Third International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2007), 28-30 November 2007, Alexandria, Egypt, pp. 415-430
summary This paper primarily deals with architectural information presentation intended to facilitate an understanding of an existing architectural work. The paper highlights issues of concern through an analysis of current architectural publications and identifies opportunities that require addressing. It also demonstrates visualization options through an illustrative digital prototype of The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, a building by Glenn Murcutt, Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark located in New South Wales, Australia, outlining the concept or approach of this prototype, and briefly reporting on a general assessment of its use. The outcomes refresh the perspective of current publications of notable buildings and question the implications that may result with the improvement of architectural information presentation. Could we possibly be missing opportunities afforded by the available technologies more than we realise? Could better integration of media help improve the quality of precedent-based learning? What is at stake and what should we be prepared for?
series ASCAAD
last changed 2008/01/21 21:00

_id acadia07_110
id acadia07_110
authors Kwee, Verdy
year 2007
title Architecture on Digital Flatland: Opportunities for Presenting Architectural Precedence
source Expanding Bodies: Art • Cities• Environment [Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture / ISBN 978-0-9780978-6-8] Halifax (Nova Scotia) 1-7 October 2007, 110-119
summary The importance of precedent-based learning in architecture is well recognised by education researchers. Therefore, attention needs to be paid to the sources of building information and their presentation. This paper provides an overview of a research project that deals with the delivery of information of notable buildings specifi cally on computer screen for the purpose of accessibility to the wider public in general, and architectural students in particular. The paper highlights the critical need to reassess the effectiveness of current available publications. Apart from their traditional print format, architectural publications of design precedents are also swiftly advancing into the digital platform. This platform’s potential to contribute to in-depth learning within the discipline has to be explored and exploited. This paper describes an illustrative prototype digital interactive system that explores the potential of visual content and digital capabilities to showcase and present architecture on digital ‘flatland.’ It adopts Murcutt, Lewin and Lark’s, The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre in New South Wales, Australia for the model, while outlining the aims, process, and considerations for its implementation. Finally, it reports on a general assessment of responses from a focus group.
series ACADIA
last changed 2007/10/02 06:11

_id ijac20053404
id ijac20053404
authors Kwee, Verdy; Radford, Antony; Bruton, Dean
year 2005
title Hybrid Digital Media Architectural Visualisation Delivery - Murcutt, Lewin & Lark's The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre on Digital Flatland
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 3 - no. 4, 487-502
summary This paper shares ongoing research explorations into visualising and representing architecture through the limited real-estate spaces of computer screens. It proposes greater access, 'interactivity' and clarity in digital representations for the study, analysis and/or digital record of existing architecture by drawing on concepts and strategies - within and outside the discipline - to arrive at hybrid visualisation techniques. To illustrate some of these techniques, the paper outlines several issues in the production of hybrid media representations of the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre. This award-winning building was designed by the 2002 Pritzker Prize-winner, Glenn Murcutt in association with Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark. It is recognised as a landmark in Australian architecture and a worthy subject of our representation experiments.
series journal
last changed 2007/03/04 06:08

_id ecaade2013_075
id ecaade2013_075
authors Mohammed-Amin, Rozhen K.; von Mammen, Sebastian and Boyd, Jeffrey E.
year 2013
title ARCS Architectural Chameleon Skin
source Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 1, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013, pp. 467-475
wos WOS:000340635300049
summary Traditionally, interactivity in architecture has been suppressed by its materiality. Building structures that can transform and change themselves have been the dream of many architects for centuries. With the continuous advancements in technology and the paradigm shift from mechanics to electronics, this dream is becoming reality. Today, it is possible to have building facades that can visually animate themselves, change their appearance, or even interact with their surroundings. In this paper, we introduce Architectural Chameleon Skin (ARCS), an installation that has the ability to transform static, motionless architectural surfaces into interactive and engaging skins. Swarm algorithms drive the interactivity and responsiveness of this “virtual skin”. In particular, the virtual skin responds to colour, movements, and distance of surrounding objects. We provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the ARCS installation.
keywords Interactive architecture; responsive facade; swarm-based projection; virtual skin; interactive installation.
series eCAADe
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id 30ea
authors Revett, M., Boyd, I. and Stephens, C.
year 2001
title Network Computing: A Tutorial Review
source IEE Electron. Commun. Eng. J., February 2001, 13, (1), pp. 5-15
summary Network computing is not synonymous with the overhyped network computer that failed to capture a significant market share from PCs. One of its major benefits is the ability to tailor applications to the capabilities of heterogeneous client devices. Given the very fast growing mobile computing market, with its numerous and diverse terminal types, network computing could at last realise its full potential. Electronics & Communication Engineering Journal
series journal paper
last changed 2003/04/23 13:14

_id caadria2005_a_7b_b
id caadria2005_a_7b_b
authors Verdy Kwee, Anthony Radford, Dean Bruton
year 2005
source CAADRIA 2005 [Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 89-7141-648-3] New Delhi (India) 28-30 April 2005, vol. 1, pp. 268-276
summary This paper considers how available technologies and media from different disciplines may be applied in the analysis of architecture; it attempts to refine and redefine the current representation techniques in the discipline to enhance the quality of understanding of the built-form through the computer screen. The authors’ current research case study, the analysis of The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, is used to illustrate some approaches and issues.
series CAADRIA
type normal paper
last changed 2005/07/20 13:59

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