The Impact of Lighting on Impressions of Interior Space

By Amy Gemelli, Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin and Doris Kemp.

Published by The International Journal of Designed Objects

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It is the impact of lighting on human impression, mood, and behavior that has made lighting design one of the most important and specialized aspects of interior design. In designing interiors, designers must consider the placement and use of both artificial and natural light. A study was conducted involving 75 males and 75 females between the ages of 18 to 25, to assess the positive or negative responses to six rendered images of an interior livingroom space based on the aspects of clarity, spaciousness, relaxation, privacy, pleasantness, and order. Findings from this study have the potential to aid designers to design and visually present interior spaces that are the most aesthetically pleasing and conforming to the requirements set forth by the client.

Keywords: Artificial Lighting, Human Impressions, Interior Spaces, Natural Lighting

The International Journal of Designed Objects, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.19-41. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.640MB).

Amy Gemelli

School of Construction, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

Dr. Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin

Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

Dr. Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin is a senior lecturer at the School of Information Technology at Murdoch University, Australia. He holds a B.Eng in electrical and electronics from Northumbria University, UK, a MS in information technology (virtual reality) from University Utara, Malaysia, a MS in architecture from Virginia Tech, USA, and a Ph.D. in environmental design and planning also from Virginia Tech. His areas of research are virtual reality and virtual environments, natural user interfaces, 3D game engines, 3D game design and development, serious games and information technology, for education, design, construction, and entertainment. Dr. Shiratuddin has numerous publications in national and international conference proceedings, journals, books, book chapters and reports, particularly in the areas of virtual reality and virtual environments and 3D game engines.

Doris Kemp

Instructor, School of Construction, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA