Interactivity, 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

Research Article

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

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_46,
        author={Ellen Hansen and Stine Nielsen and Diana Georgieva and Kathrine Schledermann},
        title={The Impact of Dynamic Lighting in Classrooms. A Review on Methods},
        proceedings={Interactivity, 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},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT \& DLI},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Design research Learning environment Lighting in classrooms Mixed methods User-centric lighting design Design driven innovation Dynamic lighting},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_46}
    }
    
  • Ellen Hansen
    Stine Nielsen
    Diana Georgieva
    Kathrine Schledermann
    Year: 2018
    The Impact of Dynamic Lighting in Classrooms. A Review on Methods
    ARTSIT & DLI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_46
Ellen Hansen1,*, Stine Nielsen1,*, Diana Georgieva1,*, Kathrine Schledermann1,*
  • 1: Aalborg University
*Contact email: ekh@create.aau.dk, stm@create.aau.dk, diana.z.georgieva@gmail.com, kat@create.aau.dk

Abstract

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.