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ANFA 2021 Symposium Schedule

The symposium will be taking place remotely this year via a Zoom livestream.
All times are shown in PDT (GMT-7)
*Schedule is subject to change.

Day One, Thursday, September 16th

8:10 am

Recorded video: Zoom and Online Features: How to Get the Most of your Registration

8:30 am

Welcome: What is a Quantified Building?
David Kirsh, PhD, ANFA President

9:00 am

Featured Speaker: Nick Tyler - People as the Measure of Urban Design
Introduction by David Kirsh

Nick Tyler is Director of the Centre for Transport Studies at University College London (UCL) and Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering. His research explores how people interact with their immediate environments.

10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

Paper Session I Moderator: Tom Albright, Professor & Director, Vision Center Lab, Salk Institute

  • Karmann, Chamilothori, Schoenmakers: Using VR to Assess Visual Attraction and Perceived Interest in Daylit Scene Variation
  • Jens, Kirsh: Learning from Human Behavior: An Empirical Study of Flows and Occupancy Patterns in IndoorEnvironments
  • Jain, Weinold, Andersen: Glare Assessment in a Daylit Workplace from a Physiological Perspective

11:20 am

Paper Session I: Q & A

11:50 am

Break

12:50 pm

Panel A: Why Is Research So Hard in Practice? Moderator: Frederick Marks, Architect, Visiting Scholar, Salk Institute

  • Upali Nanda, Director of Research, HKS; Adjunct Professor of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan
  • Nicholas Watkins, Director of Research, Gensler
  • Daniel Davis, Director of Research, Hassell
  • Jie Zhao, Head of Delos Labs & Executive Vice President, Delos
  • Eduardo Macagno, Founding Dean & Distinguished Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego

1:50 pm

Panel A: Q & A

2:15 pm

Poster Session I (12 break-out rooms) Moderator: Tatiana Berger, Professor, NewSchool of Architecture & Design

3:45 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Paper Session II Moderator: Ken Kornberg, President of Kornberg Associates

  • Kolstad, Clark, Ramer, Smith: Envisioning the Future of Work for Ford Motor Company
  • Stancati: Augmenting Spatial Perception with Artificial Neural Networks to Build Synthetic Cognitive Maps
  • Heisserer: Mobile Mapping – Mapping Indoor Environmental Quality Data through Photogrammetry

5:00 pm

Paper Session II: Q & A

5:25 pm

End of Day One

Day One Posters

Simultaneous Sensory Experiences in a Hybrid World: A Practical Neuroscience-Informed Model Nanda, Augustin View
Personality and Location Decision Making: Mapping the Distribution of Big Five Personality Traits Inside Built Designs Bennett View
A Pilot Study to Assess Human Response to Visual Qualities of Street Intersections Gorgul, Chen View
Understanding Architectural Experience Using an Affect-Laden Movie Database Gregorians, Spiers, Zisch View
Implementation of Eye-Tracking for Interior Branding and Wayfinding Design Kwon, Malinin, Scolere, Frazier View
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Quantifying Choice in the Hybrid Office Marsh, Rosen, Niwatsakul View
Assessing Affect in Interior Hotel Environments Through a Neurophysiological Approach. An Immersive Virtual-Reality Case Study. Mejia-Puig, Slevitch, Chandrasekera View
Responsive Circulation: Pathfinding Through Spatial Experience Niemiec View
Touching the Data: The Haptic Experience in Volvelles Özdamar View
Increasing Saliency & Utilization of Agile Furniture Solutions in Office and Home Environment Pietrosian, Zielińska View
Sensory-Sensitive Learning: Design and Measurement of a Supportive School Environment for Students With Neurobehavioral Conditions Jimenez, Giebink View
Noise & Lighting in the University Classroom: Multisensory Design Guidelines to Increase Performance in Attention and Memory Trujillo View



Day Two, Friday, September 17th

8:30 am

Announcements and Recognitions
Laura Wolszon, PhD and Kurt Hunker, FAIA, Conference Co-Chairs

9:00 am

Featured Speakers: Niall McLaughlin/Kate Jeffery Introduction by Kurt Hunker

Niall McLaughlin is an award-winning architect and Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. A focus of his practice involves designing for dementia. Kate Jeffery is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at UCL, studying how the brain encodes three-dimensional space.

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Paper Session III Moderator: Eduardo Macagno, Professor & Founding Dean, UCSD Biological Sciences

  • Mejia-Puig, Korneva, Chandrasekera: Assessing Architectural Designs through Virtual Reality and Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy: A Perceived Retail Crowding Case Study
  • Safavi, Gholami, Askari, Fattahi, Nami, Kamali, Soltani-Sarvestani: A Novel Inclusive Method in Architectural Behavioral Mapping Based on Neuro-cognitive, Climatic and Spatial Data Correlates
  • Canepa, Centanaro, Minucciani: The Language of Data in the Exhibition Discourse

11:35 am

Paper Session III: Q & A

12:05 pm

Break

1:00 pm

Panel B: Collecting Big Data on Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Wild

  • David Kirsh, Professor of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego
  • Virginia de Sa, Professor of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego
  • Andrea Chiba, Professor of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego
  • Tajana Rosing, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego

2:00 pm

Panel B: Q & A

2:30 pm

Poster Session II (12 break-out rooms) Moderator: Melissa Farling, Principal, Gould Evans

3:45 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Paper Session IV Moderator: Michael Arbib, Adjunct Professor, UC San Diego Psychology Department

  • Banasiak: Using wearables in design practice to collect human-environment data
  • Ghandi, Blaisdell, Ismail: Tangible Reverberations of Mind
  • Canakcioglu, Unlu: Examining the Radically Changing Perceptions of Pediatric Inpatients in an Oncology Healthcare

5:00 pm

Paper Session IV: Q & A

5:20 pm

End of Day Two: ANFA’s Virtual Happy Hour

Day Two Posters

Spaces for Creative Thinking: Integrating Neuroscience Research Findings in Real Time and Spaces Augustin, Milota, Banks View
Applying Neuroscience to Architecture in a Practical Way: The Case of a Schoolyard Brant View
Architecture-Neuroscience Synergy: Guidance to the Landscape Project of Clinics Dedicated to the Care of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Alves Cardoso de Faria, Zuanon, Ferreira, Oliveira View
Neuroarchitecture Helping Society: "Emotions Corridor", a Support and Emotional Treatment Tool for Socially Vulnerable Children Carbone View
Trauma's Impact On the Brian and Implications for Design Cowart, Harte, Roche View
Neuroscience + Architecture: Overview of the Relationship Between Human’s Environmental Cognition and Space in Designing Transcendental Architecture Esmaeili View
Applying Principles of Neuroscience for Architecture in a Hospital - a Volunteer Effort During COVID-19s Fetter Fagundes, Franco Schreiber, Bencke, Enderle, Vasonce View
Hyperlocality – Virtual Rooms Meet Real Feelings for Enhanced Spacial Orientation Gabriel View
Needs Violations as Threat Discrepancies in the Built Environment Jutzi, Jonas View
Effects of Biophilic Design On Neurophysiology: A Pilot Study Milovanovic, Diaz Ignacio, Mo, Gero, Shealy View
Developing Space for Remote Therapy Sessions: Experiments in Spatial Mood and Atmosphere in VR Environments Reaver View
Adaptive Preferences Found in the Residential Habitat Based On Psychological Traits Serna González View
Prospect, Refuge, and Architectural Atmosphere in Interior Environments Srikantharajah, Ellard View

Day Three, Saturday, September 18th

8:30 am

Announcements

9:00 am

Featured Speaker: Patrik Schumacher – Agent-based Parametric Semiology - The Designed Environment as Mind Expansion
Introduction: Kris Mun

Patrik Schumacher is an internationally recognized architect, theorist, writer and Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects. His work focuses on new directions in architecture.

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Paper Session V

  • Heshmati, Kallestad, Matusiak: Biometric Architecture: Impact of Available Interior Daylighting on Photoentrainment
  • Presti, Ruzzon, Caruana, Vecchiato: Architectural Forms' Impact on Perceived Valence and Arousal of Virtual Environments
  • Espinoza, Loetcher, Pickersgill: VR Investigations of Spatial Awareness in High-Rise Office Design
  • Milne, Condia, Negami, Gluckselig: The Effect of Spatial Ambiguity on Creative Modes of Thinking

11:50 am

Paper Session V: Q & A

12:10 pm

Break

1:00 pm

Poster Session III (12 break-out rooms) Moderator: Eve Edelstein, Co-founder, Clinicians for Design

2:30 pm

Break

2:45 pm

Paper Session VI Moderator: Ramesh Rao, Professor & Director of Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

  • Del Campo, Manninger: Convolutions of Architecture - The Problem of Interior and Exterior Conditions in Designing with Graph Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Zou, Ergan: Classifying Human Experience in Virtual Environments Using Effective Sensor Signals
  • Moreno, Zuanon: Design-neuroscience Alliance for Mitigating Cybersickness Symptoms in 3D Immersive Experience Designed for Head-mounted Displays

3:45 pm

Paper Session VI: Q & A

4:00 pm

Closing remarks
Kurt Hunker, Professor at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Vice-president of ANFA

4:30 pm

End

Day Three Posters

Spaces for Creative Thinking: Integrating Neuroscience Research Findings in Real Time and Spaces Augustin, Milota, Banks View
Applying Neuroscience to Architecture in a Practical Way: The Case of a Schoolyard Brant View
Architecture-Neuroscience Synergy: Guidance to the Landscape Project of Clinics Dedicated to the Care of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Alves Cardoso de Faria, Zuanon, Ferreira, Oliveira View
Neuroarchitecture Helping Society: "Emotions Corridor", a Support and Emotional Treatment Tool for Socially Vulnerable Children Carbone View
Trauma's Impact On the Brian and Implications for Design Cowart, Harte, Roche View
Neuroscience + Architecture: Overview of the Relationship Between Human’s Environmental Cognition and Space in Designing Transcendental Architecture Esmaeili View
Applying Principles of Neuroscience for Architecture in a Hospital - a Volunteer Effort During COVID-19s Fetter Fagundes, Franco Schreiber, Bencke, Enderle, Vasonce View
Hyperlocality – Virtual Rooms Meet Real Feelings for Enhanced Spacial Orientation Gabriel View
Needs Violations as Threat Discrepancies in the Built Environment Jutzi, Jonas View
Effects of Biophilic Design On Neurophysiology: A Pilot Study Milovanovic, Diaz Ignacio, Mo, Gero, Shealy View
Developing Space for Remote Therapy Sessions: Experiments in Spatial Mood and Atmosphere in VR Environments Reaver View
Adaptive Preferences Found in the Residential Habitat Based On Psychological Traits Serna González View
Prospect, Refuge, and Architectural Atmosphere in Interior Environments Srikantharajah, Ellard View

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