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The 2004 Design Problem

Design a light fixture that could be used to light a person seated at a computer workstation with a videoconference camera mounted on top of the computer. The workstation may be in an office environment or at home. The light fixture needs to illuminate the person's face and upper body. The light fixture may be desk, wall or ceiling mounted. Consider the issues of comfort, facial modeling, color rendering and glare when designing your fixture. Your fixture should use high efficiency lamps, such as fluorescent T5 or T2 linear lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, or LEDs. The ballast should be integral to the fixture. Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps are not acceptable. Identify all major interior and exterior components and materials. Describe how the light from your fixture supports the activities that take place at the computer workstation.


1st Place Winner 2004
Jonas Concepcion
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York

2nd Place Winner 2004
Jean McClure
Interior Design
University of Texas
Arlington, Texas

3rd Place Winner 2004
Charles Cooley
Interior Design
University of Texas
Arlington, Texas

Citation for
Innovative Concept 2004
Michael Rene Contreras
Interior Design
University of Texas
Arlington, Texas

Citation for Presentation 2004
Takeshi Narumi
Interior Design
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

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