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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2014 Vol.6(5): 386-391 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2014.V6.730

A Conceptual Framework for Developing Indoor Spatial Choice Model

S. H. Cha and T. W. Kim

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: sc734@cam.ac.uk).
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: taewkim@cityu.edu.hk).


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.

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