• Rasmus Fischer Striberg
4. semester, Lysdesign (Kandidatuddannelse)
This master thesis investigates how social behavior can be included in the design process with interactive lighting in public spaces through developing the design tool lighting semiotics to establish a connection between the physical context and the social situation. The applicability of the design tool is tested through a case study where the Atrium at Aalborg University campus in Copenhagen represents the public space, and the design tool is used to develop an interactive light installation to the location. Research upon social behavior, HCI and interactive lighting is applied during the initial analysis of the space and design process, in order to develop a design concept that establish a meaningful exchange of communication between people and light. The design concept was tested through an implementation of the design concept in the Atrium. The findings revealed that the light installation offered a new intermezzo activity and supported the present activities through avoiding any disruptions of activities. Even though the design concept was well connected to the physical context and complied with the social situation, lighting semiotics as a design tool revealed both challenges and potentials. Lighting semiotics is depending on cultural conventions in order to communicate the same message through light to an audience, which means the individual needs when doing intermezzo activities did not support a communicative purpose. However, from supporting the social interaction by establishing a topic for conversation through the light installation, the social situation was enhanced which suggests that social behavior should be considered being used in the design process to increase functional application of media architecture that enhances public spaces.
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2018
Antal sider59
ID: 280070823