Designing User Centred Intelligent Classroom Lighting

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Abstract

Through a case study, this paper presents a new way of designing intelligent classroom lighting to meet the users’ needs. A mix of ethnographic methods (field observations and interviews) were used to investigate the everyday learning activities at a middle school in Copenhagen in order to determine how lighting can support the learning environment. Based on the investigations, lighting design criteria and three predefined lighting scenes are proposed as a new design for meeting the needs of students and teachers during three types of activities. The scenes focus on smartboard visibility and on creating a visual focus on the teacher who is the centre of attention during most activities. It is hypothesised that if the scenes are used according to the different types of activities this would enable the teacher to create structure in the lessons and through this improve the behaviour of the students.
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Through a case study, this paper presents a new way of designing intelligent classroom lighting to meet the users’ needs. A mix of ethnographic methods (field observations and interviews) were used to investigate the everyday learning activities at a middle school in Copenhagen in order to determine how lighting can support the learning environment. Based on the investigations, lighting design criteria and three predefined lighting scenes are proposed as a new design for meeting the needs of students and teachers during three types of activities. The scenes focus on smartboard visibility and on creating a visual focus on the teacher who is the centre of attention during most activities. It is hypothesised that if the scenes are used according to the different types of activities this would enable the teacher to create structure in the lessons and through this improve the behaviour of the students.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSpringer
Volume/Bind229
Sider (fra-til) 314-323
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 7 mar. 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
BegivenhedThe International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation - Heraklion, Grækenland
Varighed: 30 okt. 201731 okt. 2017

Konference

KonferenceThe International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation
LandGrækenland
ByHeraklion
Periode30/10/201731/10/2017

    Forskningsområder

  • Lighting for learning, design research, user centred lighting design, learning environment, intelligent lighting, design methodologies, design of innovative learning environments

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