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Light & Engineering 26 (2)

Light & Engineering 26 (2)

Volume 26
Date of publication 07/01/2018
Pages 60-67

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SenCity – Evaluating Users’ Experiences of Intelligent Lighting for Well-Being in Smart Cities . L&E 26 (2) 2018
Articles authors:
Henrika Pihlajaniemi, Anna Luusua, Eveliina Juntunen

M. Sc. (Arch.), D. Sc. (Tech.), researches and lectures Architectural and Urban Lighting in the Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu. Her research interests include especially adaptive and intelligent lighting, participatory design and usersХ experiences. In 2016, she defended her doctoral thesis ТDesigning and experiencing adaptive lighting Р Case studies with adaptation, interaction and participationУ. Since 2017, she works as a post-doctoral researcher funded by the Academy of Finland, researching intelligent lighting and well-being in northern learning environments, and, additionally, she works as a lighting design consultant in her architectural office (M3 Architects)

Dr. Tech., Architect, is employed as a post-doctoral researcher at the Oulu School of Architecture, where she also defended her Ph.D. thesis ТExperiencing and Evaluating Digital Augmentation in Public Urban PlacesУ in 2016. Her research interests revolve around the themes of user experience, participatory design and methods, urban technology and urban design

received the M. Sc. (Tech.) and D. Sc. (Tech.) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 2004 and 2014 respectively. In 2004, she joined VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland where she works as a Senior Scientist in the sensing and integration research area. Her research interests are in the area of smart system integration, packaging and thermal management. Since 2007, she has been focusing on these topics from the LED lighting point of view

This paper presents the evaluation of usersХ experiences in three intelligent lighting pilots in Finland. Two of the case studies are related to the use of intelligent lighting in different kinds of traffic areas, having emphasis on aspects of visibility, traffic and movement safety, and sense of security. The last case study presents a more complex view to the experience of intelligent lighting in smart city contexts. The evaluation methods, tailored to each pilot context, include questionnaires, an urban dashboard, in-situ interviews and observations, evaluation probes, and system data analyses. The applicability of the selected and tested methods is discussed reflecting the process and achieved results.
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