Goal setting in sustainable building renovation – early prototype design and testing of a new decision support tool

Anne Nørkjær Gade, Rasmus Lund Jensen, Tine Steen Larsen, Søren Bülow Nissen

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This paper presents an early prototype of a new value-based decision support tool that can support building owners in setting goals for sustainability in renovation projects. The prototype includes the main functionalities of choosing and weighting criteria. Five users tested the prototype using think-aloud testing. The results showed that providing a pre-defined set of criteria for the goal setting made the users feel locked in their choices, and challenged in weighting criteria using the analytical hierarchy process. The results have informed the further design iterations of the prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
EditorsNenad Bojcetic, Neven Pavkovic, Dorian Marjanovic, Mario Storga, Stanko Skec
Number of pages10
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9789537738594
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 - , Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018


ConferenceInternational Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
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