Student Work

Survey of Design: Light Engines


Tagged as: Communications, Environments, Freshman, Interaction Design, Products, Undergraduate
We are beings that use light to understand the world we live in. The natural world has light as a part of it, and for many years we only knew the use of one natural source; the sun. In time we learned to make our own built-light, fire. Since then we’ve developed many other ways to generate and harness light. Artificial light is the norm for much of our world, easing our use of the night, illuminating spaces which natural light can never reach. Our lighting mediates our sense of time and space, thus it places a major role in our lives. As designers, we create important objects like lamps, which can provide people with beauty and enjoyment in combination with utility. In this project, students created objects that produce and modulate light. Each object was a one-off real thing, not a prototype of a yet to be produced market product. An important point that students kept in mind was that artificial lighting exists in two major states; ON and OFF. Thus, their desk lamp was still there even when it was not being used to provide light.
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