[Institutes] Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism and Design (FAUeD) and Faculty of Computer Science (FACOM) – Federal University of Uberlândia
[Period] 2012 – 2014
[Financing] UNIVERSAL DEMAND FAPEMIG Nº 01/2011 02/2012 a 02/2014
[Resume] This research revolves around the upgrading of functional, behavioural and environmental post-occupancy evaluation of apartments methods through design and use of digital interfaces specifically developed. It also intends to make the housing post-occupancy evaluation process more efficient, through the use of electronic equipment (laptop, tablet, personal digital assistants), showing reflections about this kind of use and discussing the possible interfaces between men and the digital mean at the scope of POE’s research.

The research has a partnership between the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism and Design (FAUeD) and the Faculty of Computer Science (FACOM). With the intuit of reaching the proposed objectives, the research will structure itself in two main lines: LINE 1 – Concept, form and content of POE – improvement of evaluative method and design of the programs (FAUeD); LINE 2 – Equipment and execution of proposal – development of program – software, platform, library, database (FACOM). The two research lines will develop parallelly, in which the dialogue has to be constant through the continuous retro-feeding between the parts, increasing the common repertory of the researches involved, seeking interferences and mutual contaminations during the whole process.

The work methodology was based on the followings approaches: (i) bibliographic research about POE and digital interfaces possibilities; (ii) search of softwares, platforms and ideal equipment to the research objectives; (iii) definition of POE in apartment buildings with functional and behavioural focus; (iv) proposal of functional prototypes that contemplate and increase the demands presented until then through the POE questions and objectives; (v) prototype choice, application and reading of the results of an apartment building in the city of Uberlândia, MG; (vi) change of platform: the prototype is transported to portable digital platforms (tablets and smartphones); (vii) development of definitive POE method starting from the results; (viii) application and reading of the results of study cases (three) in apartment buildings in the city of Uberlândia, MG; (ix) research conclusion.

The results of this research aim to add to the actual discussion about the production of apartment buildings of quality at an opportune moment, as the real state market is heated by the incentive programmes to credit and civil construction that the country has been receiving, especially in the last two years. The objective is a prediction of an efficient post-occupancy evaluation, with results availability for society and public and private real state agents, through disclosure of the solutions proposed. From the didactic point of view the research aims to bring contributions both in the staff didactic experiences, and in the knowledge acquisition from the students involved, as the discussion about the design process and its components is inserted in the academic environment, as well as the relevance of post-occupancy evaluation as refeeding of projects in the search for spaces of quality. In relation to the use of digital means, beyond the optimization of processes of collection and management of information about post-occupancy in the cases predicted in this project, there are hopes of a contribution for a revision of how users participate in the confection of interfaces that attend their specific demands.

Profª Drª Simone Barbosa Villa – Coordinator – FAUeD/UFU
Prof. Ms. Sandro Canavezzi de Abreu – Advisor – FAUeD/UFU
Prof. Dr. Autran Macedo – Advisor – FACOM/UFU
Profª Drª Sabrina Maia Lemos – Advisor – FAUeD/UFU
Daniel Rodrigues Pascoal – Undergraduate FAUeD/UFU
Gabriel Pacelli – Undergraduate FAUeD/UFU
Larissa Rodrigues Salustiano – Undergraduate FAUeD/UFU
Luanny da Silva Souza – Undergraduate FAUeD/UFU
Pedro Augusto da Silva Reis – Undergraduate FACOM/UFU

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