Experiential Simulation and Environmental Psychology for Anticipating Users' Reactions to Design Projects: An Application in Architectural Higher Education

Barbara E. A. Piga, Marco Boffi, Nicola Rainisio
2017 Proceedings (MDPI)  
The contribution presents an interdisciplinary approach to education developed by the authors, who belong to the field of study of urban design and environmental psychology. The presented study is part of a wider research aiming at developing a methodology for assessing, before construction, the impact on people's well-being generated by urban design projects. The method is based on the combined use of immersive visualization and psychological survey, administered to inhabitants along the
more » ... process, for testing and potentially re-tuning-the architectural solutions. In particular, the paper presents a case study application with a university class of architects and planners of the last year of the Master of Science. The paper outlines the general contents of the ongoing experimental research, it provides a brief theoretical framework, it describes the tools used and developed ad hoc, and it finally illustrates the case study application.
doi:10.3390/proceedings1090968 fatcat:hmajdhizmffa3fiz2zcg3whfcy