With Jonathan Brune, Durable
Ergonomic design plays an increasing role in the workplace; think adjustable workstations, acoustic systems and improved air quality, for example. Yet lighting, an essential aspect of workplace ergonomics, still only plays a secondary role or remains unconsidered.
Lighting is often split into two categories ‘light’ and ‘dark’. Lighting design is based on the principle that ‘light’ is enough to be able to see well and cope with the task in hand. Yet recent scientific research shows that ‘light’ alone is far from being sufficient to facilitate good vision and fatigue-free, concentrated working. This becomes particularly significant when comparing younger and older people.
Traditional lighting concepts no longer fit the New Work Order. This presentation will discuss the basics of ergonomic lighting design for office buildings, define terms, and draws on recent research and case studies, analysing the influence of light on health, wellbeing and productivity.
Jonathan Brune is a director at DURABLE Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG in Iserlohn, Germany with 14 years professional experience. He holds two international masters degrees. Jonathan is passionate about the Future of Work and visual ergonomics, lighting design and the relationship between light and health in particular. His profound knowledge and experience make him a well-regarded expert in talks and panel discussions.