Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Industrial Design. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. AAMA01 overlaps following cours/es: AAM030. Compulsory for: KID2. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Thorbjörn Laike,, Architecture and Built Environment. Assessment: 80% attendance. Home exam. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give knowledge about light and colour as important parts of the human surroundings and the basics for good lighting and colour planning. Further the aim is to give knowledge about light- and colour perception and about the impact of light and colour on the experience of the environment. The aim is also to present recent research on the impact of light and colour on human well being and health.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists of lectures that presents environmental psychology research about the importance of light and colour on human experiences and well being. The lectures are complemented with seminars and external experts on relevant problems such as different light sources, trends in colour and luminaries construction.

The content of the course is the following:

Environmental psychology an overview

Subjective and objective effects of light and colour

Perceptual psychology phenomenon

visual and non-visual reactions

preferences and trends

subjective and objective measure techniques

light sources, electronics an overview

light design and user demands

study journey

- Liljefors, A. & Ejhed. J. 1990. Bättre belysning. Byggforskningsrådet, Stockholm.
- Fridell Anter, K. (red.), 2006. Forskare och praktiker om färg – ljus - rum. Formas, Stockholm.
- Hård, A., Küller, R., Sivik, L. & Svedmyr, Å. 1995. Upplevelse av färg och färgsatt miljö. Färgantologi bok 2, Byggforskningsrådet, Stockholm.
- Hjertén, R., Mattsson, I & Westholm, H. 2001. Ljus inomhus. Arkus, Stockholm.
- Küller, R. 2004. Planning for Good Indoor Lighting. Building Issues, 14 (1). Lund University.
- Starby, L. 2003. En bok om belysning. Ljuskultur, Stockholm.