Monographs

2017

Game Engines for Urban Exploration: Bridging Science Narrative for Broader Participants

Verina Cristie, Matthias Berger,

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2016

Cognitive Computing for Urban Design

Reinhard Koenig, Gerhard Schmitt, Matthias Standfest, Artem Chirkin, Bernhard Klein,

http://e-citations.ethbib.ethz.ch/view
2015

Information Architecture

Reinhard König, Evelyn Steiner,

http://e-citations.ethbib.ethz.ch/view
2015

Interview on Information Architecture

Reinhard Koenig, Evelyn Steiner,

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2014

Die Strategie der ETH Zürich für das Singapore-ETH Centre

Gerhard Schmitt,

Die Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich wurde 1855 gegründet und war von Beginn an eine international ausgerichtete Hochschule. Ein Großteil der Professorenschaft und der Studierenden stammte aus Deutschland, Nordeuropa, Russland, und den Ländern der KuK Monarchie. Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts erreichte diese Entwicklung ihren Höhepunkt.

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2014

Planen im Konjunktiv

Gerhard Schmitt,

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2012

Spatiotemporal Visualisation

Chen Zhong, Tao Wang, Wei Zeng, Müller Stefan Arisona,

Visualisation as a means of communication helps represent massive data sets, exchange knowledge and obtain better understanding of information. Spatiotemporal visualisation concerns changes of information in space and time. It has a natural advantage of revealing overall tendencies and movement patterns. Compared to traditional visual representations, it makes the notion of time accessible to non-expert users, and thus constitutes an important instrument in terms of decision-making that has been used in many application scenarios. As an interdisciplinary approach, substantial progress has been made in different domains, such as geographic information science, visualisation, or visual analytics, but there remains a lot of room for further advancements. In view of this, this paper presents a review of significant research in spatiotemporal visualisation, highlights a general workflow of data acquisition, information modelling and visualisation. Existing work from different domains are introduced, linked to the workflow, and possible integration strategies are given. Inspired by this summary, we also propose future work aiming at improving current spatiotemporal visualisation by integrating visualisation and interaction techniques more tightly.

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2012

Digital Urban Modeling and Simulation

Müller Stefan Arisona, Gideon Aschwanden, Jan Halatsch, Peter Wonka,

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2012

Visualization and Decision Support Tools in Urban Planning

Antje Kunze, Remo Aslak Burkhard, Serge Gebhardt, Bige Tuncer,

Cities are rapidly growing. There is an assumption that 90% of global population growth will be in cities between now and 2030. Therefore, infrastructures and the environment have to be adapted to the changing demands. Moreover, new urban development strategies have to be elaborated. In 2007, the first international Visualization Summit of more than 100 international researchers and practitioners stated a jointly developed research goal for the year 2010, namely ’Visualizing Future Cities’. Therefore in this chapter we provide an overview about visualization methods, decision support tools in architecture, urban and regional planning, stakeholder participation and collaborative environments. Also, new decision support tools for the visualization of future cities will be introduced.

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2012

A Planning Environment for the Design of Future Cities

Gerhard Schmitt,

In the global context, the population of cities and urbanized areas has developed from a minority to become the majority. Now cities are the largest, most complex and most dynamic man-made systems. They are vibrant centres of cultural life and engines that drive local and global economies. Yet, contemporary urbanized areas are environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable entities laying increasing pressure on the surrounding rural areas. Traditional methods of planning and managing large cities that lead to this situation have reached their limits. The planning and design processes therefore need a radical re-thinking. On the computational side, this necessitates the integration of new methods and instruments. On the planning and design side, this requires the involvement of stakeholders and decision makers much earlier than normally done in the past. The combination of interactive design and computation will demonstrate the effects and side effects of urban-rural planning or re-development. We build our design research approach on dynamics and scale: viewing cities and settlements as entities with dynamic urban metabolisms, we propose to apply stocks and flows simulations to the building scale (small, S-Scale), to the urban scale (medium, M-Scale), and to the territorial scale (large, L-Scale). Our long-term goal is the sustainable urban-rural system. Planning and implementation examples from Switzerland and ETH Zurich Science City serve as test cases, with the intent to use the findings for developments in other parts of the world.

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2010

eCAADe 2010

Gerhard Schmitt, Ludger Hovestadt, Van Luc Gool, Frédéric Bosché, Remo Burkhard, Suzanne Coleman, Jan Halatsch, Michael Hansmeyer, Silke Konsorski-Lang, Antje Kunze, Martina Sehmi-Luck,

978-3-7281-3279-6 (vdf) 978-0-9541183-9-6 (eCAADe)
www.ecaade2010.ethz.ch
2008

Bildungsraum Science City ETH

Remo Aslak Burkhard,

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2008

Visualising future cities in the ETH Value Lab

Remo Burkhard, Gerhard Schmitt,

This article discusses how the use of complementary visualisation techniques can contribute to improve planning, understanding, and communication of future cities, especially when different stakeholders are involved. First, it describes a framework to structure visual representations. Second, it introduces the ‘ETH Value Lab’ as a tool for designing future cities. Third, it introduces two applications that can be used for two urban planning processes: planning and project management and visualising neighbourhoods. Finally, it shows scenarios for education and learning. This article is relevant for urban planners and visualisation researchers, because it points to the emerging field of visualising future cities and for professors, teachers, but also school administration and ICT-experts who want to invest and use state-of the art mixed reality infrastructures for teaching and research.

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2008

Informationsarchitektur

Remo Aslak Burkhard,

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2008

Bildungsraum Science City ETH

Remo Aslak Burkhard,

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2008

Visualize Desires, not Cities

Remo Burkhard,

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1999

Information Architecture

Gerhard Schmitt

Birkhäuser Verlag
978-3764360924
http://www.amazon.de/Information-Architecture-Basics-Future-Revolution/dp/3764360925