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Course module: 0HEUA0
0HEUA0
Light and experience
Course info
Course module0HEUA0
Credits (ECTS)5
Category1 (Introductory)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences; Human-Technology Interaction;
Is part of
Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences
Psychology & Technology
Certificate Engineering Intelligent Lighting
Coherent package - The Liberation of Light 2016
Coherent package - The liberation of Light 16
USE - The Secret Life of Light
Contact persondr.ir. A. Haans
Telephone5237
E-maila.haans@tue.nl
Lecturer(s)
PreviousNext 4
Co-lecturer
ir. M.P.J. Aarts
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Co-lecturer
dr.ir. F. Beute
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Co-lecturer
dr.ir. H.A. van Essen
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Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. A. Haans
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Responsible lecturer
dr.ir. A. Haans
Feedback and reachability
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Academic year2016
Period
2  (14/11/2016 to 05/02/2017)
Starting block
2
TimeslotA: A - Mo 1-4, We 9-10, Th 5-8
Course mode
Fulltime
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 15/06/2016 up to and including 23/10/2016
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Explanation-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives

After successful completion of the course, the student:

  • is sensitive to the complexity of lighting-related problems when designing lighting solutions for different users, situations, and contexts of use.
  • has acquired a basic understanding of light and lighting design, novel lighting applications and enabling technologies, and light’s impact on humans including psychological, behavioral and health effects.
  • is acquainted with relevant perspectives from domains of social and management sciences, applied to intelligent lighting,
  • can define and analyze a lighting-related problem from a multidisciplinary perspective and is able to perform the basic steps of user-centered design.
Content

0HEUA0 Light & Experience consists of five parts. We start with Base camp in which the student is introduced to the basics of light, the visual system, and lighting design. After Base camp students will explore consecutively three themes around intelligent lighting: New interaction styles with light, Light for health and well-being, and Smart urban lighting. The fifth part of the course is the PACT analysis group assignment on which the student will work throughout the course.

  • Base camp consists of one lecture that covers the basic of light as a physical phenomenon, the workings of the visual system (including the eye), and the basics of designing with light.
  • New interaction styles with light deals with the problem of lighting control complex, dynamic, multi-user settings; exploring user contexts, activities, and needs; and translating those to requirements for intelligent, intuitive, and/or interactive lighting controls. Light for health and well-being deals with the psychological and biological effects of light, lighting needs for special user groups and settings, and how innovations in light applications could and should tailor to those needs.
  • Smart urban lighting deals with psychological and behavioural effects of outdoor lighting, conflicting interests of various stakeholders, and discusses innovative lighting solutions for energy saving, preserving wildlife and human health, and enhancing safety and social cohesion.
  • In the PACT analysis assignment, groups of students analyze a particular lighting related case using the PACT method. PACT analysis is a design tool to analyze some of the complexities when designing lighting solutions for different users, situations, and contexts of use. At the same time, it allows the student to apply the theoretical knowledge and insights from the lectures in a practical manner.
Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
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Assumed previous knowledge
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Previous knowledge can be gained by
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Resources for self study
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Short promotional description of the course
Three developments have spurred a revolution in lighting: the societal need for sustainable lighting, new insights in light’s impact on human health & behavior, and the introduction of LED. Lighting solutions will become increasingly tailored in order to optimize human performance, health and wellbeing, and to balance human needs with environmental impact. This course introduces students to the basics of this multidisciplinary field and will prepare them to take part in the lighting revolution.
Short promotional description of the course
Three developments have spurred a revolution in lighting: the societal need for sustainable lighting, new insights in light’s impact on human health & behavior, and the introduction of LED. Lighting solutions will become increasingly tailored in order to optimize human performance, health and wellbeing, and to balance human needs with environmental impact. This course introduces students to the basics of this multidisciplinary field and will prepare them to take part in the lighting revolution.
Type of course in USE learning trajectory
Exploration
General course information
General course information
URL study guide
URL study guide
Information
HTI, Tel: 2889, Kamer: IPO 1.20, Email: HTI@tue.nl
Information
HTI, Phone: 2889, Room: IPO 1.20, Email: HTI@tue.nl
Required materials
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Recommended materials
Boyce, P. R. (2014). Human factors in Lighting (3th ed.). London: Taylor & Francis
In addition, we will provide a reader containing several scientific articles
Instructional modes
College / course

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Tests
Final examination
Test weight35
Minimum grade5
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3
Test duration in minutes-

Assessment
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Light and experience

Final examination
Test weight35
Minimum grade-
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3
Test duration in minutes-

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Light and experience

Interim examination
Test weight20
Minimum grade-
Test typeInterim examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3
Test duration in minutes-

Assessment
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Light and experience

Interim examination
Test weight10
Minimum grade-
Test typeInterim examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3
Test duration in minutes-

Assessment
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Light and experience

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