Integrating Formalized User Experience within Building Design Models
Traditional modeling efforts in AEC have generally focused on design descriptions. As a result they do not consider information on how settings perform during use in areas critical to building owners and users. The authors argue that integrating performance data from buildings-in-use in building models will greatly enhance the end uses of conceptual modeling efforts in AEC, in design evolution as well as in the traditional domain of facility management. The authors describe a modeling study that integrates descriptive and evaluative/performance concepts in existing building models, discusses the paradigms and philosophical issues posed in such endeavors, and illustrates several end-use scenarios to support their assertions.