Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Thermal simulation software outputs: a framework to produce meaningful information for design decision-making

Bleil De Souza, Clarice and Tucker, Simon 2014. Thermal simulation software outputs: a framework to produce meaningful information for design decision-making. Journal of Building Performance Simulation 10.1080/19401493.2013.872191

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper describes a process used to develop and test a framework to produce thermal simulation post-processed information meaningful to building design decision-making. The framework adopts a user-centred approach in which the building designer is considered the ultimate simulation tool user either directly or indirectly when supported by consultants. The framework supports the building designer's ‘modus operandi’ and is developed through a set of interdisciplinary research methods. Participatory Action Research, Thematic Analysis and Grounded Theory are used, together with principles from Information Visualization, dynamic thermal modelling and Building Design, following a design approach to problem-solving taken from the discipline of Interaction Design. The various elements of the framework and their connections are derived from analysis of sequences of design actions made by novice designers undertaking complex design activities. Tests of the framework are undertaken through an online questionnaire and five semi-structured interviews with UK architectural design practices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1940-1493/ (accessed 15/7/2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1940-1493
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2 December 2013
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 15:03
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/58556

Citation Data

Cited 9 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics