Information Visualization for Multivariate Schematic Design

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    Beorkrem, Christopher
    2017 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Modes of Production


While BIM modelling continues to become the most pervasive software in the AEC industry, we
must address the fact that it remains little more than method for collecting direct inputs about the
creation of building elements. As a profession, we ought to strive to integrate how we evaluate our
building designs in meaningful ways early on the design process (when it can most readily affect our
decision making). This paper will describe a series of visualization methods developed as part of tools
designed to work with Autodesk Revit and Dynamo to integrate analytical information into the schematic
design process. Each tool tested a myriad of methods for mapping and delivering information often
including, two‐dimensional heat mapping, three‐dimensional(voxel) mapping, and other methods for
mapping data sets with even more dimensions, often as a user navigates into a model, data increases its
density (just‐in‐time). More dimensions of data types can be mapped by using clustering algorithms to
constrain and find zones where relationships between different data types are located to better
understand the underlying relationships.


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