This paper examines the architectural design strategies of Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan, in order to gauge how students interact with campus spaces. This was carried out by identifying the places that the students prefer to hang out at the most. The data was then utilized to explore any relations or causal links between the different students and the places they spend the most time at based on which batch, program, gender, etc. they belong to. Python was used to clean and organize the collected data and Tulip (Data Visualization Software) was used to generate and analyze the graph network. The resulting network was then mapped onto Habib University’s own map for further analysis. Although this paper is focused on a single specific campus, the analysis techniques can be applied on any space network and its dataset and the findings can be used to design more interactive campuses.
Shaheera Pesnani: Shaheera Pesnani is a final year student pursuing a degree in Social Development and Policy, with a thematic concentration in Ecological Justice and Social Movement from Habib University, Pakistan. Her research interests include gender studies, sustainable development, urban planning and environmental management. Shaheera’s final year project will explore how socially prescribed performance influences young university-going women’s access to mosque.
Fahad Ahmed Khan: I am a Junior year undergrad student currently enrolled in the Computer Science program at Habib University, Pakistan. When not studying, I spend my time reading, watching movies and TV shows, playing video games and working as a freelance developer.