Illumination Aesthetics: Light as a Creative Material within Computational Design

@article{Torres2017IlluminationAL,
  title={Illumination Aesthetics: Light as a Creative Material within Computational Design},
  author={C{\'e}sar Torres and Jasper Tran O'Leary and Molly Jane Pearce Nicholas and Eric Paulos},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2017}
}
Recent digital fabrication tools have enabled new form-giving using a wide range of physical materials. However, light as a first class creative material has been largely ignored within the design of our electronic objects. Our work expands the illumination design space by treating light as a physical material. We introduce a digital design tool that simulates and visualizes physical light interactions with a variety of materials for creating custom luminaires. We further develop a… 
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