Industrial Design International Collaboration on Lighting Research

Lyn Godley, Industrial Design professor and Director of The Jefferson Center of Immersive Arts for Health, is part of Light4Health, a 3-year international collaboration investigating current research on the effects of light on the body.

Professor Godley has worked with a team of designers and professors from around the world to develop an open source curriculum outlining the group’s  research and how to apply it in the field of lighting design. This free resource is now available for use by lighting design professionals and higher education institutions bringing clarity to a complicated topic.

The online course includes five educational modules. It presents a variety of tools, concepts, and research findings to inform lighting design. This is achieved in two distinct ways: (1) by exposing students to knowledge and examples of lighting-related health research in different fields of psychology and physiology; and (2) by guiding students to learn how to conduct their own evaluation and data collection: by identifying what can be measured, and how measurements are interpreted. The work has been recognized industry-wide and was recently shortlisted for the 2022 CIBSE Building Performance Awards.

(Thanks to Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska and for additional content.)

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