Designing a lighting with pleasure

Tyan Yu Wu*, Wen Chih Chang, Yuan Hao Hsu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Lighting plays an important role in the enhancement of atmosphere in a house. It provides not only a luminous function, but also experiencing pleasure in the space. This study investigated the type of pleasure and its factors towards lighting. An interview was conducted to collect the responses of pleasurable feelings from 10 participants. From 250 images, 10 were extracted as stimuli for the interviews. Data analysis was used to group key sentences obtained from the responses and the results produced 7 factors which could be categorized into four types of pleasure: Appearance, Interactive, Reflective, and Novelty Pleasure. Among them, the responses related to appearance pleasure were mentioned most frequently and could elicit a consumer's pleasure, which also confirm Creusen's theory. The four pleasures can associate with Jordan and Norman's pleasure/ emotion. Particularly mentioned, novelty pleasure is distinguished from other two theories. Designer can utilize four types of pleasure in designing a lighting with pleasure as possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Centered Design - First International Conference, HCD 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2009
Event1st International Conference on Human Centered Design, HCD 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 19 07 200924 07 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5619 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Human Centered Design, HCD 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Lighting design
  • Pleasurable product
  • Pleasure


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