This Conference engaged individuals and organisations from all professional fields working in the built environment. We explored 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 behavioural, 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-centred 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;
Lighting for People or Human-Centred Design recognises 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.
At our inaugural Conference, we will explore these themes and share the knowledge and experience required to deliver a human-centred design approach. As the leading professional body for the lighting design and lighting engineering professions, we are committed to delivering a conference that will showcase cutting-edge thinking, design and technology.
The goal of our Corporate Program is to establish long term relationship with our Partners, and to offer comprehensive commercial opportunities that deliver optimal branding, exposure and networking opportunities.
Why be a Conference Partner?
• Strengthens your market position through branding and networking opportunities with key decision-makers in your target market.
• Allows you to access targeted commercial prospects in a relaxed, social, face to face environment.
• Utilise the conference marketing campaign to assist in reaching your company’s marketing goals.
• Increase your company’s profile to give you an advantage over competitors.
• Recruit and retain staff by positioning your company as an employer of choice that supports their professional body.
• Professional development for staff – use your allocated tickets to provide opportunities for your staff to hear the latest advances in lighting.
The IESANZ Organising Committee would to thank the following who have given their support to the conference:
IESANZ Pre-Conference Workshop
Presenters: Dr Mark S. Rea, Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr Mariana G. Figueiro, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
IESANZ Pre-Conference Workshop: Specifying, Measuring and Applying Human Centric Lighting
Light on the retina stimulates both visual and non-visual responses. Although the many relationships between light on the retina and these physiological responses have been studied for nearly a century, the lighting industry continues to only use the photopic luminous efficiency function V(λ) for specifying, measuring and applying light.
In some cases, as with on-axis visual performance, this reliance on V(λ) is entirely justified. For many others, like discomfort glare and brightness perception, V(λ) is not a suitable metric for characterizing the visual stimulus. The role of light (and dark) on regulating our circadian rhythms is of particular interest today. The 24-hour, light-dark cycle on the retina synchronizes our physiology to our local position on Earth. A lack of synchrony between with sunrise and sunset and our physiology, called circadian disruption, compromises performance, sleep, and well-being.
Lighting for the many visual and non-visual functions employs lighting design objectives that differ from those used in traditional architectural lighting design. Therefore, new metrics must be employed to effectively deliver light to the retina.
In this workshop, we will discuss:
• Basics of the human retina and neural channels
• Benefit metrics related to human-centric lighting
- Visual Performance, both on-axis and off-axis
- Glare, both disability and discomfort
- Brightness perception, both indoor and outdoor
- Circadian system regulation, both daytime and nighttime
• Limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying human-centric lighting
• Laboratory and field studies applying the benefit metrics
• Design patterns for implementing human-centric lighting solutions
• Recommended practice for circadian lighting and how it interacts with other human-centric lighting requirements
2019 Keynote Speakers
Mark S. Rea
Professorof Architecture and Cognitive Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mark S. Rea, Ph.D., is Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he served as Director from 1988 to 2017.
Dr. Rea is well known for his research in circadian photobiology, mesopic vision, psychological responses to light, lighting engineering, and visual performance.
He is the author of more than 300 scientific and technical articles related to vision, lighting engineering, and human factors and was the editor-in-chief of the 8th and 9th editions of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Handbook.
Dedicated to the notion that our society undervalues light because we do not properly measure its benefits, his recent book ‘Value Metrics for Better Lighting’ brings together a wide range of research to illustrate how the effective use of light can benefit society and the environment.
Robert Soler is Vice President of Human Biological Technologies and Research at Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems (BIOS). Prior to his work with BIOS, his most prominent work was with the Kennedy Space Center, where he helped design and build the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space, including the circadian lighting system designed to synchronize circadian rhythms of astronauts aboard ISS. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has begun a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego where he received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation for investigation in circadian lighting paradigms. He currently serves on the light advisory committee for the International WELL Building Standard.
Christopher “Kit” Cuttle, MA, PhD, FCIBSE, LFIESANZ, FIESNA, FSLL, is a lighting educator, designer and author. During a long career, he has held the positions of Head of Graduate Education in Lighting at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Senior Lecturer at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Auckland, and the Victoria University of Wellington, both in New Zealand; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK.
In addition to more than 140 published papers and articles, he is the author of three books: Lighting by Design, Architectural Press, 2008 (2nd edition); Light for Art’s Sake, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007, and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach, Routledge, 2015.
His recent awards include the Society of Light and Lighting 2017 Lighting Award; the Professional Lighting Design 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the SLL 2013 Leon Gaster Award for his Lighting Research & Technology paper, A New Direction for General Lighting Practice.
Steven W. Lockley
Steven W. Lockley, Ph.D., is a Neuroscientist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at Monash University. He has studied the effects of light on circadian rhythms and sleep for 25 years including the role of wavelength, timing, duration and pattern. This work has led to a range of applications including new lighting for the International Space Station, and light treatments for seasonal depression, brain injury, dementia and shiftworkers. He was an early proponent of translating these benefits into architectural design, and led the collaboration between the Alertness CRC and Solemma to produce ALFA, the first lighting design tool to model the ‘non-visual’ effects of light. He is Vice-Chair of the North American IES Light & Health Committee.
Motoharu Takao received his PhD degree in Medical Physiology from Osaka University in Japan. He studied the physiology of the visual system at Brown University in the United States as a postdoc.
With his mentor, professor David Berson, he found novel retinal cells that set circadian rhythm in 2000.
Currently, Motoharu Takao is a professor at Tokai University, Japan, at which he is conducting research activities in the areas of physiological bases of circadian lighting, neuromodulation of visual perception, and emotional responses to virtual reality experiences.
In 2018, he was appointed the chair of Lux Pacifica as a successor of professor Warren Julian.
Mariana G. Figueiro
Director, Lighting Research Center
Professorof Architecture and Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., is Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has also served as Light and Health Program Director at the LRC since 1999.
Dr. Figueiro is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research, along with the AARP-sponsored publication ‘Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence’, which provides guidelines for the design of lighting to meet the needs of older adults.
Her research is regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Dr. Figueiro has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.
Luc Schlangen received his PhD from Wageningen University in 1995. He has worked for more than 20 years at Philips Research Laboratories and Philips Lighting/Signify in Eindhoven.
March 2019 he accepted a researcher position at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His main interests (i) visual and non-visual responses to light, (ii) their impact on human health, sleep, performance and well-being, (iii) how to translate these responses into innovative lighting applications and strategies in health/elderly care, education, homes and workplaces.
Luc actively contributes to various standardization processes in CEN, DIN, CIE and ISO. He has chaired the CIE JTC9 committee which recently published a new global standard with light metrology for ipRGC-influenced responses to light. Per June 2019 Luc is director of CIE Division 6 “Photobiology and Photochemistry”.
2019 Invited Speakers
Emrah Baki Ulas
Dr Emrah Baki Ulas is an established lighting designer and public speaker. As an advocate of research and innovation in design, he strives for a stronger integration of theory and philosophy into design practice and seeks to challenge the status-quo of lighting in architecture, engineering and design.
As an associate of Steensen Varming, Emrah has a range of responsibilities including design leadership in regular liaison with the internal and external collaborators. Emrah is also an academic at the University of Technology Sydney. His work has been published internationally and has earned many accolades and recognitions.
Doug Steel, Ph.D. is a Translational Scientist with NeuroSense, a medical technology and health management consultancy developing novel light exposure therapies for neurological conditions including PTSD, sensory processing disorders, migraine headache, depression, and emotional and stress-related conditions. He focuses on translating scientific research into successful business ventures. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded and managed 6 technology start-up companies over the past 17 years in a number of life science areas. He is a member of the IES-NA Science Advisory Panel. Dr. Steel received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Columbia University Medical School.
2019 Abstract Speakers
Mr. Sanush Abeysekera graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering from Monash University Malaysia in 2014. He re-joined Monash University Malaysia in 2016 for postgraduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Vineetha Kalavally, A/Prof Kuang Ye Chow, and A/Prof Melanie Ooi Po-Leen. His PhD research focuses on decision tree classification algorithms with a minor focus on applying machine learning to light based visual inspection.
Landon Bannister has been working in the lighting industry for over 20 years and is a passionate advocate for the important role lighting plays in the human experience of the built environment. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and is actively involved in lighting education. He is also president of the International Dark Sky Association of Tasmania Inc. and a director of the Australasian
Dark Sky Alliance.
Over the last 30 years, Chris Blewitt has developed a considerable reputation in the field of lighting application and software development.
Chris has a strong lighting industry background spanning more than 20 years, with senior positions previously held at Holophane Australia and Versalux.
In 1996, Chris Blewitt and Paul Arden started Luminova, the world’s first company dedicated to high speed modelling and physical based computer rendering technologies. Luminova went on to deliver these services for more than 3,000 projects globally.
In 2011, Chris and Paul formed migenius to specifically develop products exploiting newly emerging cloud-based processing platforms and real-time rendering technologies.
David Boughey is the Assistant Director of the GEMS Policy Team of the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.His primary focus is on the phase-out of inefficient lighting in Australia and development of performance requirements for efficient lighting. David has a broad ranging background in environmental policy and regulation, having previously worked on environmental impact assessment, biodiversity policy, and related corporate and strategic policy.
Mr. Sean Elphick graduated from the University of Wollongong with a B.E. (elec) degree in 2002. He obtained an M.Eng (Res) in 2012. He is currently the Research Coordinator at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, which has been an industry facing power systems centre of excellence since 1996. Sean’s role involves oversight of the many teaching, research and consulting activities which the Centre is engaged on
Zahra Hamedani is a third-year PhD student at Griffith University, School of Engineering and Built Environment. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran. She gained 5-year valuable practical experience while working at the New Wave Architecture consultant engineering company as an architect. Having designed several health projects, she has gravitated towards the user’s comfort and satisfaction subjects in buildings. This led her to current engagement in PhD research with regard to daylighting and visual comfort. At the present time, she is carrying out research into the identification of objective indicators for glare assessment, utilizing an eye-tracking method.
Bow has thirteen-year experience in lighting design and has a solid knowledge of lighting technology. She has completed numerous lighting projects and received 11 lighting & luminaire design awards in her career path.
Bow has an intuitive understanding in three-dimensional spaces with a strong background in illumination design, sustainable design, interior architecture, landscape design and fine art, which gives her a sense of artistic appreciation and contemplation in light and shadow visualisation. Her artistic ability in painting and hand sketching provides a sound foundation to create luminaire designs and enhance unique spaces with art and science.
Dr Dariusz Kacprzak received Master of Electrical Engineering in 1997 from Lublin University of Technology in Poland. His ME research was related to numerical modelling for electromagnetic devices. In 2001 he received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Kanazawa University in Japan. His Ph.D. research was focused on magnetic sensors for the inspection of printed circuit boards. Since 2001 Dariusz has worked for the University of Auckland. He teaches electromagnetic courses and lighting design courses.Dariusz has spent his research career working on electromagnetism, numerical simulations, lighting, and lighting design. He published 37 journal publications, 3 book chapters, 61 conference publications, and holds 1 patent.
Vineetha Kalavally is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, where she is the Head of the Intelligent Lighting Laboratory. Her research interests includeapplications of solid-state lighting, visual and non-visual quality of light, and visible light communications.
Mr. Lee Shan Neng graduated with Bachelors of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering from Monash University Malaysia in 2017. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Vineetha Kalavally and co-supervision of A/Prof. Edwin Tan Chee Pin and Dr. Vishnu Monn Baskaran. His research focus is mainly on the investigation and proposal of a generalized PHM algorithm for LED lighting systems that leverages an IoT framework.
Jennifer Long is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and an optometrist. She is self-employed as a visual ergonomics consultant and has provided visual ergonomics advice for small, medium and large size control rooms. Her advice has been sought at the design stage to anticipate visual ergonomics issues and propose design changes to improve visual comfort, safety and productivity before facilities are built, as well as advice for post-occupancy visual ergonomics modifications.Jennifer is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, and an executive committee member of the International Ergonomics Association Visual Ergonomics Technical Committee.
Mr. Anas Mohamed graduated with Bachelors of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University Malaysia in 2018. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies under the supervision of A/Prof. Vineetha Kalavally. His research focus is mainly on generating and implementing optimal lighting schedules for circadian entrainment using a network of spectral sensors and luminaires
Ms. Rachel Saw Yi Jiau graduated with Bachelors of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University Malaysia in 2016. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate studies under the supervision of A/Prof. Vineetha Kalavally and co-supervision of A/Prof. Edwin Tan Chee Pin. Her research focuses mainly on the optimization of a light source that merges both visual and non-visual qualities and circadian lighting design.
Tim has been involved with lighting design more than 35 years; including 17 years heading up lighting departments for consultants AECOM and Haron Robson. Projects have spanned the full diversity; indoor, outdoor, environmental, feature.A Registered Lighting Practitioner and Life Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ), Tim has served as a Director of the Board of the IESANZ from 2007 to 2011 and also as President of the NSW Chapter.In 2016Tim completed his PhD on the Unwanted lighting effects at night in Australia. Since then he has written and presented internationally on energy conservation and environmental issues.
Carl Gray is principal of lighting design practise GrayLight, based in Brisbane Qld. Carl is an award-winning lighting designer and building services electrical engineer; with twenty years’ experience in the design of projects ranging from single houses to major buildings. Carl's designs combines a strong technical grounding with creativity and an emphasis on value for money. His work across a broad range of project types and scales allows for cross-pollination of ideas and techniques; leading to inventive and distinctive lighting designs. Carl is an MIES qualified lighting engineer and holds a Master of Lighting degree from QUT.
Victoria Garcia- Hansen
Dr. Garcia-Hansen is an international recognized researcher with 20 years of experience in Architectural science and lighting research.
She did her PhD in innovative daylighting technologies, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is Senior lecturer in Architecture at QUT, and the leader of Lumielab, a research group that investigate all aspect of lighting design (efficiency, performance, prediction) in the built environment, and its effects on people health and well-being. She is the Australian representative for CIE Division 3: Interior Environment and Lighting Design , and the IEA task 61: Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and electrical lighting
Rick Morrison is a Lighting Specialist with over 30 years of experience. Rick works as a Lighting Consultant providing design expertise for significant and iconic projects, including Qld Performing Arts Centre, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project, Lady Cilento Public Hospital Brisbane, Eastern Busway Project Brisbane, Terrace Tunnel Project Wellington NZ.
In the Lady Cilento Rick pioneered the application of ‘Lighting to Provide for Circadian Rhythm’ – creating five Blue Light Rooms for shift working staff, as part of his PhD Projects.
Rick’s design practice is ‘Light in Design 2 – Architects of Light’.
Steve is Director of Light Naturally which provides knowledge and independent advice to various companies, all levels of Government, the International Energy Agency and United Nations on Energy Efficiency initiatives and policy implementation in lighting and daylighting. He has worked with the governments of over 20 countries from five continents.
He is a physicist who has specialized in photometry, lighting and daylighting. Steve established and lectured in post graduate lighting courses Australia and Hong Kong.
He has previously been Chair of the Australian Council of Built Environment Design Professions, President of IES ANZ and Treasurer of CIE Australia.