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Light in Focus: Human-Centred Design
We invite you to join us for our inaugural IESANZ Conference in Melbourne, 21-22 November 2019
This Conference will engage individuals and organizations from all professional fields working in the built environment. We will explore the creation and application of Human-Centred Design in lighting, and expand the conversation across engineering, construction, design, landscaping, product development, and technology.
Human-Centered Design recognizes the importance of behavioral, emotional and environmental contexts in the creation of lighting, products and usable spaces. It encourages designers to see product users as real human beings with real, complex lives, instead of just as numbers.
Human-centered design is an approach to interactive systems development that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, and by applying human factors/ergonomics, usability knowledge, and techniques. This approach enhances effectiveness and efficiency, improves human well-being, user satisfaction, accessibility and sustainability; and counteracts possible adverse effects of use on human health, safety and performance.
Using a human-centered approach to design and development has substantial economic and social benefits for users, employers, and suppliers. Systems designed using human-centered methods improve quality, for example, by:
- increasing the productivity of users and the operational efficiency of organizations;
- increasing usability for people with a wider range of capabilities and thus increasing accessibility;
- improving user experience;
- reducing discomfort and stress;
- contributing towards sustainability objectives
The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art, and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace. For more information please visit https://www.lightday.org.