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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, September 16th

8:00 am

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
  • Park, Gero, Krukar, Brösamle, Hölscher: Comparing Architecture Students’ Visual Perception between Abstract and Detailed Plans
  • 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

4:45 pm

Paper Session II: Q & A

5:45 pm

End of Day One

Day Two, 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)

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

4:50 pm

Paper Session IV: Q & A

5:20 pm

End of Day Two: ANFA’s Virtual Happy Hour

Day Three, 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

11:35 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

3:35 pm

Paper Session VI: Q & A

4:00 pm

Closing remarks
Members of the Symposium Committee

4:30 pm

End

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