Translating Christopher Alexander’s Patterns for Immersive Virtual Reality: A rule-based approach to behavior testing in VR

Keerthana Govindarazan, Heather Ligler, Yasmine Abbas, José P. Duarte

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Abstract

Architecture has a profound impact on the behavior, emotions, and well-being of its occupants. Christopher Alexander's 'A Pattern Language' provides design solutions to create adaptive humanistic buildings. However, the lack of empirical support for these patterns is one of the reasons that hinder their widespread adoption that can result in the design of positive environments. It is imperative to test these patterns more rigorously. Immersive virtual reality can be used in this effort to simulate various architectural conditions based on recommendations from the patterns that can be tested with diverse groups of people. This paper proposes a method that demonstrates the use of shape grammar formalism to translate patterns presented textually into three dimensional architectural features. An initial/pilot test of this proposed method in a VR scene brought forward strengths and weaknesses in this approach that will aid in the development of future and more rigorous experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationeCAADe 2023 - Digital Design Reconsidered
EditorsWolfgang Dokonal, Urs Hirschberg, Gabriel Wurzer, Gabriel Wurzer
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages399-408
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207358
StatePublished - 2023
Event41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2023 - Graz, Austria
Duration: Sep 20 2023Sep 22 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2023
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityGraz
Period9/20/239/22/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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