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Control room after refurbishment. Photo courtesy of Schiavello.

Unifying the Art and Function of Light in the Built Environment – The Collaborative Roles of Visual Ergonomists and Lighting Designers

By Jennifer Long, PhD
Jennifer Long Visual Ergonomics, Katoomba NSW, Australia

In his editorial “Is there a science of lighting design?” Peter Boyce observed, “the lighting designer who can deliver a solution that matches peoples’ preferences is likely to be successful.”1 But how does one accurately establish a person’s preferences? Do lighting preferences equate to the needs and requirements for the visual environment?

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