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Usability evaluation of a building simulation web-based design guide on potential user group
conference contributionposted on 09.07.2020 by Renjith Jayapalan-Nair, Eleonora Brembilla, Christina Hopfe, John Mardaljevic
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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.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering