FEEL YOUR DESIGN exploring the sensorial experience of Architectural space through immersive architecture models

Maria Da Piedade Ferreira, Andreas Ketzer, Jose Duarte, Didier Stricker, Markus Weber, Takumi Toyama, Benjamin Schenkenberger

In: The Virtual and the Physical. Between the representation of space and the making of space. Proceedings of the 5th eCAADe Regional International Symposium.. Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe-2017) April 27-28 Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University United Kingdom Pages 1-7 eCAADe 4/2017.


This paper describes an experiment entitled Experiment 2-``Feel your Design`', which belongs to a group of experiments undertaken in the context of a PhD in architecture. The goal of the experiment described in this paper was to evaluate the emotional reaction of a viewer to changes in the sensory perception when being stimulated by viewing, listening and smelling immersive architectural models. The Experiment was taken as part of a workshop with students of architecture. The workshop incorporated concepts of``of``Sensory Design`' and`` and``Emotional Design`'. The task assigned to the students proposed that immersive, atmospheric models were built according to a specific narrative and included specific scents and sounds which were supposed to re-enforce such a narrative or induce a certain mood. The results of the Experiment were evaluated through the use of a ``PresenceQuestionnairè' and a ``SAM chart`'. The Experiment had the participation of 7 students who produced one model each and served in the Experiment as subjects. Experiment 2 took place on the last day of thè`Feel your Design`' workshop. The host institution was Fachbereich Architektur, Digitale Werkzeuge, TU Kaiserslautern. The experiment had the technical support of the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI).

eCAADeRIS2017-FeelyourDesign.pdf (pdf, 13 MB)

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz