Noun – A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made.
Verb – Decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), typically by making a detailed drawing of it.
Now, sit back. Open your eyes. Look around. Take note of what you observe—the curvature of your mouse; the size of your monitor; the comfort of your chair.
All of *that* is design.
As much as it goes unnoticed, design is a huge part of our daily life. (I encourage you to take a step back from time to time. It’s an enlightening experience and gives you more appreciation for what is around you!)
There is no single way to define design because it takes on many forms. Definitions are either too broad or too specific so using a dictionary won’t help anyone grasp the concept of design. It is a social space where objects and users interact with each other where meanings are constantly changing. Design is a visible and often tangible experience translated from a blueprint into something we use.
Whether it has a real purpose or not, it all started with an idea.
And while design is in everything we use, exceptional design makes our life easier and looks and performs great doing it. (See Apple)
At Noribachi, we believe design is a solution to a problem and specifically our leading LED lighting designs solve a problem that is becoming a growing concern to everyone on this planet: waste.
But before we get into that, I want to introduce myself, Jessica Enriquez, and this blog series. I’m an interior designer by trade and I recently joined Noribachi to help out in various aspects of our operations.
With this 6-week series, I want to shed some light on lighting design and how we interact with it—directly and indirectly. It’s probably something you haven’t thought about, but rest assured, you’ll take away some great resources after these six weeks.
The topics I’ll be covering:
Introduction: What is design and what does it mean to us?
Week 1: Creating the right mood in different environments using color temperature
Week 2: Selecting the right amount of light in different environments using lumens and lux
Week 3: Selecting the right fixtures that complement each other and layering light/taking into account sun/windows/lamps/fixtures using footcandles and time of day
Week 4: How do we see light that is artificial or natural: scotopic vs photopic
Week 5: Debut Manufacturing Video (Here’s how we build the lights you just selected)
Week 6: Benefits of LED using ROI, Energy Calculators, Rebates, Etc.