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051-0725-16L  Digital Urban Visualization: People as Flows

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersG. Schmitt
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractWe examine patterns of crowd-flows in an extraordinary urbanisation phenomena: festivals.
ObjectiveThe course participants will learn how to program simulations using Processing/Java. Previous programming knowledge is not necessary. Furthermore they will gain insights into other analysis methods and learn about their significance, strengths and weaknesses.
ContentWe will look at those patterns from two sides. One being the view of a planer asking to find bottle necks or the ideal place for amenities such as booths, toilets etc. Another being the view of visitors. We will program different behaviours that should compete against each other in order to compare their different strategies. As a case study we will use the Caliente Festival in Zurich.

For deepening the learnt in a semester thesis we offer to optimise the created simulations to make them available in interactive planning workshops. Additionally they could be converted into interactive web apps.
Literaturehttp://www.ia.arch.ethz.ch
Prerequisites / NoticeNo programming skills are required.