Grønsdalsvænge School : Copenhagen : Denmark
Interactive whiteboards are increasingly installed to enhance the learning environment within Danish elementary schools.
Tight economy forces the schools of Copenhagen to buy the lesser expensive interactive whiteboards on the market. The consequence is low light output, low contrast and poor visual conditions for the students.
The natural response to a low light projection is to close the blinds and turn the general lighting level to a minimum.
Students must squeeze their eyes together to get a clear visual. This stresses the optical sensory system unnecessary and removes the focus from the learning process. The daylight is taken away from the students and eventually the society pays the price.
I designed a lighting system for future classrooms with interactive whiteboard equipment.
It is a three component system. General lighting, vertical surface lighting and individual table lamps. The lighting design has to support the flexibility of a modern classroom.
Presented as poster presentation at PLDC 2013 Copenhagen (Professional lighting design Convention)