2019 - Daylight Symposium
"Designing Visually Accessible Spaces: Predicting Visibility" by Rob Shakespeare
Shakespeare Lighting Design
Following a decade of research, DeVAS has created a set of prototype software tools that predict visibility for mild through severely degraded vision. The graphical tools automatically identify, mark and score potential visual hazards within a user selected region of interest in the architect’s model. Built upon collaborative research at University of Minnesota’s Low Vision Lab, University of Utah Computer and Cognitive Science, and Indiana University Lighting Design, this luminance based National Eye Institute supported work (NIH#5-RO1EY017835-10) will be presented in the context of the designer’s workflow, enabling the design of safer environments for the mobility of low vision individuals.
Rob Shakespeare is principal consultant at Shakespeare Lighting Design, an Architectural Lighting Design LLC. Additionally, a Professor of Lighting Design and researcher, at Indiana University for 29 years. He co-authored Rendering With Radiance: The Art and Science of Lighting Visualization with Greg Ward. Currently a principal investigator and industry liaison for the Designing Visually Accessible Spaces (DeVAS) team, a National Institute of Health supported grant with the goal of providing tools to enable the design of safe environments for the mobility of low-vision individuals and to enhance safety for others. The research has resulted in graphical tools that predict visibility.