Analysis and Simulation of Dynamic Vision in the City

Fang Xu
2019 Enquiry: The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research  
This paper proposes a computer-aided Dynamic Visual Research and Design Protocol for environmental designers to analyze humans' dynamic visual experiences in the city and to simulate dynamic vision in the design process. The Protocol recommends using action cameras to collect massive dynamic visual data from participants' first-person perspectives. It prescribes a computer-aided visual analysis approach to produce cinematic charts and storyboards, which further afford qualitative
more » ... for aesthetic assessment and discussion. Employing real-time 3D simulation technologies, the Protocol enables the simulation of people's dynamic vision in designed urban environments to support evaluation in design. Detailed contents and merits of the Protocol were demonstrated by its application in the Urbanscape Studio, a community participatory design course based at Watertown, South Dakota.
doi:10.17831/enq:arcc.v16i2.1059 doaj:1833a84571bd4c7b885aef0226e2982c fatcat:mapzcsqx2na5rk4bpags474mfq