Designing User Centred Intelligent Classroom Lighting

Diana Zdravkova Georgieva, Kathrine Marie Schledermann, Stine Maria Louring Nielsen, Ellen Kathrine Hansen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation : 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony L. Brooks, Eva Brooks, Nikolas Vidakis
Number of pages10
Publication date7 Mar 2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-76907-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-76908-0
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2018
EventThe International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 30 Oct 201731 Oct 2017


ConferenceThe International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering


  • Lighting for learning
  • design research
  • user centred lighting design
  • learning environment


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