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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2020: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria

     

USABILITY EVALUATION OF A BUILDING SIMULATION WEB-BASED DESIGN GUIDE ON POTENTIAL USER GROUP

Nair R. Jayapalan, Brembilla Brembilla, E. E., C. Hopfe, J. Mardaljevic

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-786-1-76
Abstract: The paper summarises the results of a usability testing exercise for a new building performance simulation based guide. The guide, presented via a webbased platform, aims to aid practitioners and policymakers during the early-design stages to achieve higher thermal and daylight performance. This study in two parts focuses on: understanding the usability of the contents of the guide; and, evaluating the design issues associated with the guide's web-platform. The results of the usability testing show that the participants generally perceived the design guide easy to use and valuable during early-stages of design. Furthermore, the participants provided suggestions on areas for possible future improvements.
Pages: 631 - 638
Paper:
bausim2020_76