Living with Light: An ethnographic study of older people’s use and experience of lighting at home

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his ethnographic study aims to better understand the culture, values and everyday life of elderly people in view of their use of lighting in their homes. By addressing different types of lighting and exploring when, how and why older people used various lighting sources in their homes, the study seeks new insight into and an in-depth understanding of how older people experience light in their everyday lives. The paper introduces the results of a qualitative analysis of the collected data and presents some observations on the values and meanings the elderly attach to light and lighting in their daily lives. It is argued that these patterns are largely shaped by the elderly’s bodily, social and cultural experiences and contexts, so a framework encompassing four major themes is proposed: 1. Traditions, Economy and Environment; 2. Quality of Life and Independence; 3. Health; and 4. Security and Safety.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe 4th International Research-to-Practice Conference Lighting Design – 2017
RedaktørerRoger Narboni, A Bakholdin, Marc Fontoynont, N Bystryantseva
Antal sider9
Vol/bind43
UdgivelsesstedSt Petersburg, Russia
ForlagEDP Sciences
Publikationsdato18 apr. 2018
Artikelnummer01012
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 18 apr. 2018
BegivenhedThe 4th International Research-to-Practice Conference Lighting Design – 2017 (LD-2017) - St. Petersburg, Rusland
Varighed: 12 okt. 201713 okt. 2017

Konference

KonferenceThe 4th International Research-to-Practice Conference Lighting Design – 2017 (LD-2017)
LandRusland
BySt. Petersburg
Periode12/10/201713/10/2017
NavnSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN2261-2424

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