INTERACTIVE VISUALISATION OF THE CONE OF VISION AS A DESIGN TOOL
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Heikkinen, T.
Section: Advanced design methods
Page(s): 635 - 642
This paper presents a study of using a software tool for augmenting two-dimensional plan drawings with interactive graphic view cone shapes, mobile isovists. Space syntax research has shown that view cone shapes relate to experiential qualities of being in space, but little discussion exists of how the shapes could be directly used in exploring design problems, which all may not be well defined. To explore this potential, a software tool was developed and tested in a student project that relied on manipulating visibility. The results of the study suggest that using interactive plan drawings opens up design problem field in sufficiently rich way to negate the need for three-dimensional modeling and navigation in natural perspectives.