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Moeck, M. and Selkowitz, S.E.
A computer-based daylight systems design tool
Automation in Construction 5 (3) (1996) pp. 193-209
Currently numbers like illuminance or glare index are used for the evaluation of daylight system designs. We propose to use photorealistic pictures in addition to numbers as a way to assess the quality of a design solution. This is necessary since numbers-based performance criteria, that are currently in use, are either not sufficient to evaluate performance, or they require expert knowledge for interpretation. The paper discusses the implications and ramifications of this approach.