Project

Human Factors and Lighting

In a series of psychometric experiments, we tested subjects' perception of lighting in a virtual environment to assess the possibility of describing and subsequently controlling lighting in a dimension other than brightness. Our findings suggest that human perception of lighting is also explained by variables other than brightness. These data are used to design a lighting control system that simultaneously maps the spatial and visual characteristics of the room into a more natural and intuitive form of control.

In a series of psychometric experiments, we tested subjects' perception of lighting in a virtual environment to assess the possibility of describing and subsequently controlling lighting in a dimension other than brightness. Our findings suggest that human perception of lighting is also explained by variables other than brightness. These data are used to design a lighting control system that simultaneously maps the spatial and visual characteristics of the room into a more natural and intuitive form of control.

Project at a glance

Person People
Nan Zhao
Research Affiliate
Past Member
Person People
Matthew Aldrich
Research Assistant
Person People
Joseph A. Paradiso
Alexander W Dreyfoos (1954) Professor