The Impact of Dynamic Lighting in Classrooms: A Review on Methods

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

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In order to understand how research can support lighting designs to improve nurturing environments for learning, a literature review was carried out. The review examined lighting research methods and parameters used for evaluating the effect of dynamic lighting in classrooms. The test parameter gaining most attention in the studies is academic performance; whereas qualitative test parameters, such as behaviour and mood, are addressed in less than a third of the selected studies. The analysis of these methods leads to a conclusion that learning environments to a broader extent should be studied and designed holistically through a mixed method approach. It is suggested that the potentials of dynamic lighting in learning environments are explored through design driven innovation and the use of mixed methods, in order to be able to put more emphasis on the students’ and teachers’ needs for dynamic lighting scenarios.
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
EditorsEva Brooks, Anthony L. Brooks, Nikolas Vidakis
Number of pages11
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
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


  • Design research
  • learning environment
  • lighting in classrooms
  • mixed methods
  • user-centric lighting design
  • design driven innovation
  • dynamic lighting


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