Human-centred performance criteria for adaptive fa?ade design: Based on the results of a user experience survey

Koyaz M., uenlue A.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.222, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 222
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109386
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, Greenfile, ICONDA Bibliographic, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Human -centred design, User experience, User comfort, Adaptive facade, Fa?ade performance, OCCUPANT BEHAVIOR, COMFORT, BUILDINGS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Indoor environmental conditions have significant effects on the user, in terms of comfort, satisfaction, and well-being. Even though the facade is one of the main systems that shape the indoor environment, there is a lack of research on how it affects the user. In work environments, not only indoor conditions but also the daily in-teractions with the building's facade (i.e. opening a window, closing a window blind, or simply looking through a window) have a consequential impact on the user experience. In that respect, as a part of ongoing doctoral research, an international online survey study was conducted to investigate users' experiences in their work environments, related to the building's facade. The questionnaire was structured not only to understand the users' current experiences but also their anticipations in terms of a preferred user experience concept. Hence, portrays a perspective on the question: what do users want from the facade that they are interacting with, in work environments? This paper primarily presents the effects of the human factors on the preference levels of different user experiences and interpretation of the results leads to the determination of human-centred performance criteria for adaptive facade design.