ABE was presented to Aalto community in Aalto High 5

02.03.2015

Aalto Built Environment Lab participated in the Aalto High 5 event presenting the first five years of Aalto to the university personnel and students.

Viewing the Proteus demo with the Oculus Rift headset. Image by Antti Kauppi.

Aalto High 5 event was organized on 26 February in Dipoli. Aalto Built Environment Lab was presented together with the softGIS method from YTK Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group and Cruise & Ferry Experience program.

ABE’s demo stand featured Reina Magica’s Master’s thesis, a cruise ship interior design tool with VR simulator, and Petri Kangassalo’s wiki city planning tool prototype. It was also possible to try a softGIS questionnaire on the stand.

Magica’s cruise ship interior design tool Proteus was popular among the guests. Many wanted to try Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in action. Kangasssalo’s Plan O demo featured a 3D Otaniemi area map where a user can insert simple buildings and look at the result also from the street level. This demo also sparked some discussions about the future of the Otaniemi area.

View the ABE Prezi presentation from the event.

ABE is a platform within Aalto School of Engineering that supports the research of built environment from a human-centred perspective with new digital tools.

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