A Design Decision Support Tool for Visual Comfort Evaluation under Daylighting Conditions

Apr 06, 2015

The goal of this research is to improve design decisionmaking through the representation of daylighting visual discomfort. A design assistance framework is proposed to evaluate a given space from the visual comfort perspective. The case study application examined a transitional daylit space in a museum where outcomes showed tool adequacy to evaluate visual comfort. The research outcomes are expected to provide designers and decisionmakers with an approach for designing and re-imagining spaces to improve visual comfort and space quality.

keywords: Visual Comfort, Daylighting, Decision Support, Museums, Design Process

Dalia Hafiz (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
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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