Human Performance and Approaching the Sentient Building
Working in collaboration with Unified Field, Ennead developed a custom mobile application for the Beus Law School that enhances intramural communication and collaboration. Looking to the future of digital "Sentient Building" opportunities, our team rebuilt the ASU digital 3D model in Unreal Engine and populated it with intelligent avatars that fall into three categories: professor, student, and visitor. In this virtual environment, a user can interact with each actor type by triggering a user profile to be displayed above the avatar revealing their category, name, mood and a social component. The study is the first step to simulating programmatic design layouts and analyzing their potential impact on levels of interactions betweens different user populations (i.e. between and among students, faculty, and visitors).