Long working hours in the absence of natural light, the use of computers, tablets, smartphone and, in general, self-lit screens, suggest us to shift our focus of lighting design in working places from a “task-centric” approach to a “human-centric” one. Not only we can design environments that match the new requirements, but we can also propose a virtual experience to validate our design.
The 5th Edition of the Lighting Design Forum 2018, with the contribution of the exceptional speakers, would like to explore the lighting design in working spaces, with a scientific and technological approach that serves human well-being.
The scientific basis for the provision of sufficient light for seeing is at least 80 years old. It was developed before calculators and computers. It served us well, but it has helped us too long — at least 30 or 40 years too long. Unfortunately, it is enshrined in standards and lighting design software.
So, what is the new scientific insight?
The talk showcases the development of an intelligent system to adjust the lighting to improve well-being and comfort levels, as well as to meet the needs of people indoors. To reach this goal, Circadian adjusted LED-based (CaLED) lighting is used, CaLED lighting seems that may positively influence age-related needs, mood, cognition, alertness, sleep and improve well-being in general.
“Art, Design and Architecture are the greatest expressions of human creativity. The process of creativity should be that of innovation, exploration, collaboration and iteration. Taking advantage of the latest technology will allow us to transform the Traditional Physical towards Dynamic Cyber-Physical Spaces.”
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Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design, and Media
Associate Professor NTU-ADM Associate Chair (Academic) Singapore
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