Visualizing Human-Environment Interactions: Integrating Concepts and Techniques from HCI, Human Factors and Media Psychology

  • Bimal BalakrishnanEmail author
  • Loukas Kalisperis
  • Danielle Oprean
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)


As architecture becomes increasingly integrated with information technology, we need to envision new approaches for architectural visualization. In this paper, we describe an evolving approach for architectural visualization that integrates affordable virtual reality tools, motion capture technology and psychophysiological measurement tools. We start by tracing the development and validation of our two virtual reality labs. Next, we describe our current attempts at visualizing embodied interaction and the use of behavioral agents for simulating human-environment interaction. We conclude by discussing our current work and future directions, particularly our idea to integrate psychophysiological tools for measuring cognitive and affective responses to these information rich environments.


Architectural visualization Virtual reality Motion capture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bimal Balakrishnan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Loukas Kalisperis
    • 2
  • Danielle Oprean
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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