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Blocks of different colors and sizes as input, and Heat Cloud visualization.

Blocks of different colors and sizes as input, and Heat Cloud visualization.

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Contemporary agent-based pedestrian simulations offer great potential to evaluate architectural and urban design proposals in terms of medical risks, crowd safety, and visitor comfort. Nevertheless, due to their relative computational heaviness and complicated input-parameters, pedestrian simulations are not employed during the design process commo...

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... modifying these elements, users interact with the design and the simulation simultaneously. Each element's color defines its meaning in the design context (see figure 4): Red objects represent entrances and exits. Yellow blocks stand for minor attractions like food stands, blue ones for major attractions such as a festival stage. ...
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... this, it is possible to differentiate between casual and grave congestions. Tracking agents' congestion levels during several simulation steps also reveals their movement patterns, and the dynamics of congested spots become distinguishable (see figure 4). Since the Heat Cloud points are linked to specific agents and localized in the simulation space, it is possible to detect all points affected by a design interaction. ...
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... modifying these elements, users interact with the design and the simulation simultaneously. Each element's color defines its meaning in the design context (see figure 4): Red objects represent entrances and exits. Yellow blocks stand for minor attractions like food stands, blue ones for major attractions such as a festival stage. ...
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... this, it is possible to differentiate between casual and grave congestions. Tracking agents' congestion levels during several simulation steps also reveals their movement patterns, and the dynamics of congested spots become distinguishable (see figure 4). Since the Heat Cloud points are linked to specific agents and localized in the simulation space, it is possible to detect all points affected by a design interaction. ...

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