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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2006: 2nd conference of IBPSA-USA


Using Video for Analyzing Daylight Simulation Tools

Daniel C. Glaser, F. Whitney Smith, Barb Cutler
Department of Language Literature and Communication
School of Information Technology
Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Abstract: This paper describes how socio-technical techniques can be employed to analyze video data of people using daylight simulation tools. We present and compare two different studies: the first is a classroom exercise using a heliodon, a classic daylighting analysis tool; and in the second a lighting professional is asked to use a new data visualization plot. We believe video is a powerful asset for interpreting the usability and effectiveness of these tools.
Pages: 285 - 292