VDS seeks to create an organic virtual mock-up of proposed layouts to allow in-depth analysis of the spatial and process characteristics by many users. For feasibility purposes, the team developed an arbitrary situation to compare two evidence-based design alternatives for an exam room:
Each model was given its own dedicated layout of four rooms. The purpose and scenario of each room is as follows:
Interacting in the scenarios of each room for each model will allow users to evaluate which design is optimal. In the future, subjective and objective measures will be developed to capture the effectiveness and efficiency of different designs.