Changing the Agent of Change: POEs for Greater Aesthetic and Scientific Data Collection

Apr 06, 2015

This paper presents a brief history of post occupancy evaluation methods. A new paradigm emerges to design methods of post occupancy evaluation that acquire building user information and deliver feedback to architects, building managers, or others in real time throughout the entire life cycle of the building. The methods explored here attempt to translate high-level design principles into intuitive, graphical language for all to understand.

This paper chronicles the process of integrating simulated three-dimensional environments, digital interfaces, and social media in a strategic shift in the discipline of conducting post occupancy evaluations. On-site installations, interactive software, and mobile applications are developed and simulated to test alternative advancements in POE orchestration. Speculative simulations focus on buildings in the hospitality market but projections are applicable across multiple building types.

keywords: Post-Occupancy, Installation, Evaluation, Intuitive, Interactive

Glenn Nowak (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Talah Pejooh (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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