Live Data Hackathon
Live Data Hackathon
Theme: Data capturing, analysis, visualisation and its application in the built environments.
Dates: 16-18th February, 2015
Location: Design Hub, RMIT University
Registration: via Eventbrite
Bring together expertise and technologies to develop new and exciting systems/workflows/methods/etc to a variety of live data into knowledge. We will be conducting experiments with the mini wind tunnel, Robothermodon, wearable and indoor environmental sensors, as well as indoor tracking sensors to provide the data for this event.
Human Behaviours in Indoor Spaces
This project will explore methods for analysing and visualising human behaviour and interactions in the workshop collaborative environment. We will be hacking systems developed in house as well as trying out new technologies such as Gimbal and Estimote Bluetooth beacons plus RaspberryPi camera boards. Topics for exploration include multi-data source analysis, sensor data calibration and mining, image and video processing and interactive data visualisation. We aim to deliver several operational prototypes by the end of the Hackathon.
This project will use data from an integrated environmental, biometric and spatial positioning sensor network. We will utilise the environmental sensor network which includes node based environmental sensor clusters and wearable sensor technology which measure critical parameters to interpret the thermal qualities of the interior surroundings. We will move through the workshop space where variation in thermal experiences can be found. The data captured can then be used for thermal comfort data integration; development of user interaction and feedback; system robustness/flexibility for the application of various algorithmic techniques.
Patterned Skins Performance
This workshop aims to explore practically how extracted data from environmental analysis (light, heat and wind analysis data) can drive the design of building forms and their outer skin in micro and macro scales. We will experience three main stages of design: form exploration with a variation matrix of phenotypes, analysis and fabrication during the workshop to achieve improvements in the performance of the building skin (through the manipulation of effective variables) and the visual and aesthetic appearance of the skins’ components. This workshop aims to build a more collaborative framework to facilitate informed decision making during the early stages of the design process. We will assess data from a mixed digital and physical platform (MDPP) for environmental performance analysis of the designed screens. For the empirical investigation there is a possibility to use the Robothermodon and Mini wind tunnel.
Aerodynamics, Architecture & Visualisation
Rafael Moya Castro
The aim of this workshop is to visualise and analyse the interaction between wind flow around building configurations and windbreak screen concepts for strategic wind mitigation in outdoor environments. The participants will explore conceptual design of screens and will learn concepts of urban aerodynamics and wind pedestrian comfort through empirical experimentation using CFD tools and a mini wind tunnel as part of the design process.