Azam Khan

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We introduce the Boom Chameleon, a novel input/output device consisting of a flat-panel display mounted on a tracked mechanical boom. The display acts as a physical window into 3D virtual environments, through which a one-to-one mapping between real and virtual space is preserved. The Boom Chameleon is further augmented with a touch-screen and a(More)
This paper describes StyleCam, an approach for authoring 3D viewing experiences that incorporate stylistic elements that are not available in typical 3D viewers. A key aspect of StyleCam is that it allows the author to significantly tailor what the user sees and when they see it. The resulting viewing experience can approach the visual richness and pacing(More)
  • Ebenezer Hailemariam, Michael Glueck, Ramtin Attar, Alex Tessier, James Mccrae, Azam Khan
  • 2010
Figure 1: Visualization techniques combined to simultaneously convey a number of performance-related values. ABSTRACT An environmentally-responsible building is not a fixed ideal but a moving target that must be reassessed on an ongoing basis in order to respond to the ever changing patterns of its occupants and its context. Instrumented buildings can(More)
1. INTRODUCTION As computing devices expand from the status-quo keyboard and desktop to a variety of different form factors and scales, we can imagine workplaces configured to have a society of devices, each designed for a very specific task. As a whole, the collection of devices may act much like a workshop in the physical world. For example, in a(More)
We introduce the Boom Chameleon, a novel input/output device consisting of a flat-panel display mounted on a tracked mechanical boom. The display acts as a physical window into 3D virtual environments, through which a one-to-one mapping between real and virtual space is preserved. The Boom Chameleon is further augmented with a touch-screen and a(More)
Simulation-based design can enable a number of advanced architectural and engineering applications such as energy modeling, occupant behavior prediction, or structural integrity analysis. To help make simulation-based design practical, scalability in terms of data and computation is needed. By using a Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach together with(More)
  • Ramtin Attar, Robert Aish, Jos Stam, Duncan Brinsmead, Alex Tessier, Michael Glueck +1 other
  • 2011
This paper describes embedded rationality as a method for implicitly combining fabrication constraints into an interactive framework for conceptual design.While the concept of 'embedded rationality' has been previously discussed in the context of a parametric design environment, we employ this concept to present a novel framework for dynamic simulation as a(More)
  • Ramtin Attar, Ebenezer Hailemariam, Simon Breslav, Azam Khan, Gord Kurtenbach
  • 2011
Building performance discourse has traditionally focused on the evaluation of a specific design. However, to increase the accuracy and ongoing validity of performance analysis, the building science community has come to understand the value of extending the focus beyond design to include the full building life-cycle. In the context of commercial office(More)
This paper explores the design, coupling, and application of algorithms relying on grid-based or voxel-based representations of buildings. Such algorithms may encourage the adoption of building performance simulation in design practice by avoiding the time-consuming and somewhat arbitrary process of manually partitioning a building's interior into(More)
The building performance simulation community applies theory from several different fields to develop models for heat transfer, light propagation, human behavior , and other domains. To integrate these models, we propose the adoption of general modeling conventions from the less familiar field of modeling and simulation theory. The conventions we explore(More)