Taro Narahara (NJIT) and Yoshihiro Kobayashi (Arizona State University)
Crowd Mapper is a projection-based, low-cost spatial design tool that can visualize possible pedestrian crowd behaviors associated with spatial configurations that are interactively updated by users. The method utilizes an efficient representation of 2-D silhouette-based figures using agent-based computation, developed by the first author, and allows real-time editing of building designs by multiple users. The use of projection mapping technology allows architects to project multiple design schemes with three-dimensional depth and qualities. While this method still conforms to the familiar framework of architectural production standards utilizing traditional white massing models, the method has a potential to improve the existing workflow and stimulate the creativity of architects by its real-time editing capabilities.
Narahara, T. and Kobayashi, Y., Proceedings of the 33rd Association for education and research in computer-aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe) Conference, The Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, September 16-18, 2015, pp. 464.