—Detailed space use analysis for a building is needed
in the near future for building energy efficiency and effective
space planning. In this regard, the development of an indoor
spatial choice model is indispensable for better space use
prediction. However, research efforts into the model are still
insufficient in this area. As an initial study, this paper reviews
spatial choice behavior, and proposes a conceptual framework
that displays the necessary development steps, behavioral rules,
and required data for developing indoor spatial choice model.
Finally, future opportunities and challenges are discussed.
—Occupant behavior, space use analysis, spatial
choice model, space planning.
Seung Hyun Cha is with the Department of Architecture, the University
of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (e-mail: email@example.com).
Tae Wan Kim are with the Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 USA. He is now with
the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, City University of
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, The People's Republic of China (e-mail:
Cite: S. H. Cha and T. W. Kim, "A Conceptual Framework for Developing Indoor Spatial
Choice Model," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 386-391, 2014.