Title: The quality of luminous environment of man-machine systems

Authors: Guangtao Ma; Yang Zhou; Tao Liu; Jun Li

Addresses: Department of Art and Design, Shenyang Jianzhu University, 9 Hunnan East Road, Hunnan New District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China ' Department of Art and Design, Shenyang Jianzhu University, 9 Hunnan East Road, Hunnan New District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China ' Department of Art and Design, Shenyang Jianzhu University, 9 Hunnan East Road, Hunnan New District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China ' Department of Art and Design, Shenyang Jianzhu University, 9 Hunnan East Road, Hunnan New District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

Abstract: Illuminations of libraries influence readers learning efficiency, emotion, eyesight and health. Here, we apply the principles of the light distribution curves and make rational use of natural lighting and artificial lighting integrating the buildings' function and form, to create a pleasant light environment. We use measurement data analysis and calculation of illumination combined with ergonomics principles, to evaluate the illumination and glare on the Shenyang Jianzhu University library. For long-span libraries, on the premise of obtaining natural lighting through a good orientation, indirect daylight through the atrium can make up for the shortage of side lighting and play a complementary role in indoor illumination to a maximum depth of about 5 m. We provide new data to make optical quality better, to make man-machine systems achieve congruency, and to create comfortable and efficient learning environments for readers.

Keywords: learning environments; indoor illumination; ergonomics; library buildings; libraries; light distribution curves; natural lighting; artificial lighting; study environments.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2015.065991

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.14 - 24

Received: 19 Jul 2013
Accepted: 06 Jan 2014

Published online: 17 Nov 2014 *

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