Abstract

Together with the improvement of artificial light sources such as LED, lighting has been utilized in our everyday products for various purposes such as visual aesthetic enhancement, and emotion induction. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to another function of transferring information with lighting. Therefore, this study attempted to explore how information transfer would be effectively made with manipulating lighting variables. An experiment was designed in which the interaction between lighting variables and information transfer was investigated depending on type of information in human-product interaction Three products were adopted to represent each type of information and used in the design of experiment stimuli. 30 participants were recruited for the experiment. The results indicate that information transfer can be effectively made with manipulating lighting variables. This implies that lighting is a useful way to intuitively and fast deliver information to people. The findings could help designers better understand the roles of lighting variables in information transfer.

Keywords:

lighting; information transfer; lighting variables; type of information

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Jun 25th, 12:00 AM

Exploring the Interaction Between Lighting Variables and Information Transfer as a New Function of Lighting

Together with the improvement of artificial light sources such as LED, lighting has been utilized in our everyday products for various purposes such as visual aesthetic enhancement, and emotion induction. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to another function of transferring information with lighting. Therefore, this study attempted to explore how information transfer would be effectively made with manipulating lighting variables. An experiment was designed in which the interaction between lighting variables and information transfer was investigated depending on type of information in human-product interaction Three products were adopted to represent each type of information and used in the design of experiment stimuli. 30 participants were recruited for the experiment. The results indicate that information transfer can be effectively made with manipulating lighting variables. This implies that lighting is a useful way to intuitively and fast deliver information to people. The findings could help designers better understand the roles of lighting variables in information transfer.

 

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