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Bringing the Outside In: Creating Artificial Lighting to Improve People’s Psychological Wellbeing by Evoking Biophilic Response Through Aesthetics and the Sun’s Biological Benefits

Langen, Kirsti (2015) Bringing the Outside In: Creating Artificial Lighting to Improve People’s Psychological Wellbeing by Evoking Biophilic Response Through Aesthetics and the Sun’s Biological Benefits. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Langen, Kirsti
Abstract:

More than 50% of the world is now living in an urban environment and 90% of those people’s time is spent indoors with artificial surroundings. There are many ways these artificial surroundings can be manipulated to mimic the countless beneficial qualities of earth’s natural environments through technology and aesthetics. This document explores how earth’s organic forms can be merged into artificial lighting that simulates the sun and moon. Each prototype was created through biomimetic implementation of the sun and moon’s colour temperature to biologically keep a person’s circadian rhythm in sync while representing the presence of a psychological biophilic response through aesthetics.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circadian Rhythm, Biomimicry, Biophilia, Medical Lighting, Light Therapy, Nature Design, Sleep Technology, Electroluminescent, LED, Head and Wellness
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 14:54
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:54
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/288

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