Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2740

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of design alternatives generated by computer aided design and user expectations from small urban spaces

Buket Özdemir Işık
  • Buket Özdemir Işık
  • Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Forestry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon- Turkey.
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Öner Demirel
  • Öner Demirel
  • Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Forestry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon- Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 30 July 2013
  •  Published: 04 September 2013

Abstract

This study investigates the compliance of alternative design models based on perception of designer and users by creating 3D models of the fields before construction. The application part of this work presents 4 different ground cover materials, modeled on the computer, that were proposed for 2 predetermined small urban areas to apply the design in the highest demand. Questionnaire participants were then asked to rate 10 different pairs of adjectives selected for these areas and design proposals. As a result different material suggestions helps designer and users to chose the best option within various alternative designs. Also by applying SDS analyses the study shows the visual perception of users for the materials to be applied in terms of adjectives.

 

Key words: Urban area, open space, computer aided design (CAD), modeling, visualization.