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Placing user needs at the centre of building performance simulation tool development: Using ‘designer personas’ to assess existing BPS tools

Bleil de Souza, C and Tucker, SS (2017) Placing user needs at the centre of building performance simulation tool development: Using ‘designer personas’ to assess existing BPS tools. In: BSO 2016 Proceedings , 27 (1). (Building Simulation & Optimization 2016, 12 September 2016 - 14 September 2016, Newcastle University).

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Abstract

This paper explores the development of ‘building designer personas’ to illustrate how Building Performance Simulation (BPS) can engage with Human Computer Interaction (HCI) knowledge and methods to place its users at the centre of development of new tools. It explains this concept and sets up the fundamentals to develop it further based on previous work on meaningful information for design decision making (Bleil de Souza and Tucker 2014 and 2015). An example of a building designer ‘provisional persona’ in a specific scenario is developed in detail. This example is then used to assess how current BPS tools satisfy this user’s needs and to identify what is missing from BPS development through not carefully considering those needs. This concept can be applied to different types of BPS users and this paper briefly mentions how to explore it in future work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: IBPSA
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 11:01
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6820

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