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Title: Light: Towards an Inclusive Perspective
Authors: Janssens, Kim
Vanrie, Jan
Quartier, Katelijn
Danschutter, Stefan
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG
Citation: Di Bucchianico, Giuseppe; Kercher, Pete (Ed.). ADVANCES IN DESIGN FOR INCLUSION, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG,p. 155-165
Series/Report: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series/Report no.: 500
Abstract: Current research was conducted to gain more insight in how staircase design can contribute in creating a safe and pleasant home environment for older adults. Participants of varying ages (from students to older adults) took part in three studies that combined experimental designs with semi-structured interviews. Renderings of a staircase were created showing different light settings in a nightly situation, from a downward view as well as from an upward view. A mockup staircase with five steps, five different lighting settings and three possible cover materials was custom built. The following specific questions were addressed: (1) which light setting for which cover material can be considered as the most clearly visible and preferred option and (2) what type of additional lighting is best suited at what illuminance level to increase depth perception in stair descent. Guidelines regarding staircase design are formulated by and for (future) interior designers.
Notes: [Janssens, Kim; Vanrie, Jan; Quartier, Katelijn] Hasselt Univ, Agoralaan Bldg E, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Danschutter, Stefan] Lab Sustainable Dev, BBRI, Poincarelaan 79, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23243
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41962-6_14
ISI #: 000389646900014
ISBN: 9783319419619
ISSN: 2194-5357
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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