Tangible 3D urban simulation table

Salim, F 2014, 'Tangible 3D urban simulation table', in David Gerber, Rhys Goldstein (ed.) Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2014, Tampa, United States, 13-16 April 2014, pp. 1-4.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Tangible 3D urban simulation table
Author(s) Salim, F
Year 2014
Conference name SimAUD 2014
Conference location Tampa, United States
Conference dates 13-16 April 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2014
Editor(s) David Gerber, Rhys Goldstein
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery, ACM
Place of publication United States
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Abstract Design models for an urban landscape could simulate how design alternatives perform with regards to volatile environmental phenomena, human movements and social interactions in the city. This paper presents a low-tech markerless approach to designing and developing a tangible 3D urban simulation table, using an ordinary table, generic building blocks and fabricated urban models, a Kinect and a projector. The digital 2D scene was projected on the table, in response to the forms and configurations of physical 3D models on the table. The installation that was developed for a public exhibition was specifically designed for visualizing wind flows and speed on an urban site. Users can get their hands on the 3D tangible building blocks to change the configuration of the urban model on the table and get a sense how it influences the wind flow around the site.
Subjects Computer-Human Interaction
Simulation and Modelling
Keyword(s) Tangible interaction
urban simulation
spatial augmented reality
tangible table
wind tunnel simulation
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