A 3D City Model Used as User-interface for an Energy-system

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Resumé

At CUPUM 2009 the project “Object Oriented Visualization of Urban Energy
Consumption” was presented, explaining the technology behind the visualization of an energy-model connected to a 3D city model. This paper presents the subsequent work involving the final design, the user involvement and the overall results after the system has been used at the Bright Green Exhibition connected to the COP15 conference in Copenhagen.

This paper presents the empirical findings of the attempt to use a 3D city model as user-interface. The system gave the user the possibility to try out different scenarios of combinations of the energy-consumption and energy-production for an entire city. The interface was supposed to help especially nonprofessionals, among them politicians, to better perceive the numbers and graphs adjoining the 3D model in a combined view.

Only very few systems have been developed for this kind of interaction, why the design guide lines for this development was a mix of believe and trial and error. To minimize the developing time and induce a steeper learning curve, it was obvious to use similar techniques for the different inputs and controls. Though the energy model, behind the visualization, could handle a lot more input parameters, only 6 different but important ones where implemented and could be adjusted. The assumption was that the handling of too many parameters would confuse more then benefit the user.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management : Book of Abstracts
RedaktørerJohn Douglas Hunt, John Abraham
Antal sider1
Udgivelses stedAlberta
ForlagUniversity of Calgary
Publikationsdato2011
Sider37-37
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Begivenhed12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - Lake louise, AB, Canada
Varighed: 5 jul. 20118 jul. 2011

Konference

Konference12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
LandCanada
ByLake louise, AB
Periode05/07/201108/07/2011

Citer dette

Kjems, E. (2011). A 3D City Model Used as User-interface for an Energy-system. I J. D. Hunt, & J. Abraham (red.), 12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management : Book of Abstracts (s. 37-37). Alberta: University of Calgary.
Kjems, Erik. / A 3D City Model Used as User-interface for an Energy-system. 12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management : Book of Abstracts. red. / John Douglas Hunt ; John Abraham. Alberta : University of Calgary, 2011. s. 37-37
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12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management : Book of Abstracts. red. / John Douglas Hunt; John Abraham. Alberta : University of Calgary, 2011. s. 37-37.

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