Lumicons: Mapping Light Patterns to Information Classes

Maria Rauschenberger, Andrii Matviienko, Vanessa Cobus, Janko Timmermann, Heiko Müller, Andreas Löcken, Jutta Fortmann, Christoph Trappe, Wilko Heuten, Susanne Boll
Mensch und Computer 2015
The current development of ambient light systems lacks an evaluation and guidelines in the design process. We present a study design with two complementary parts, which aims to fill the gaps in the understanding of information encoding via light. In the first part of our study we want to find out light patterns that represent different types of everyday information, and in the second part we want to verify the appropriate mappings of these light patterns suggested by participants. An appropriate mapping of the light pattern should be perceptible and distinct with a degree of attention arousal and aesthetic appearance. The goal of the study is to derive light patterns and guidelines for building new light systems and applications.
9 / 2015