• Sara Therese Løvengreen
4. Term, Lighting Design (Master Programme)
The interesting challenge, which this thesis investigates, is to design and develop a lighting design (luminaire) that is both aesthetically in line with the Nordic design culture and functionally fits the general citizens needs. The research question for this master thesis is as follows: What is the best lighting solution for the general citizens’ dining area, in Nordic countries?
Several approaches are used to unfold this research question: Literature review, case studies and in relation to design approach, the thesis mostly follows Bill Buxton’s design approach of sketching and prototyping. Bill Buxton’s approach is used in the development of my own design solution. Specifically two prototypes and four sketches are developed during this thesis. The prototypes and sketches are evaluated and discussed together with other existing design solutions. The method for this analysis is both the comparative analytical method and thematizing. The analysis is based on empirical data. The data is collected through expert interviews, questionnaires and the photo-voice method. The conclusion is in short that the best lighting solution is a combination of flexible, functional and aesthetically beautiful lighting. This means stimulating light, consisting of both direct light, ambient light and a play of brilliants. This thesis ends up suggesting a final design solution that works with both Nordic sustainable materials and three flexible lighting scenarios, to accommodate the design criteria, which intends to be the criteria for the best lighting solution.
Publication date23 May 2019
Number of pages143
ID: 304234338