Unique Lighting Design Solutions - How to apply Design Thinking as a tool to critically assess a project and develop unique design solutions

Derek Porter is a college professor and lighting designer who has adapted and applied Design Thinking methods over many years of teaching and professional practice. This presentation will begin with an introduction to Design Thinking methods and how this non-linear working process is used to develop inspired solutions that have balanced practical and aesthetic considerations. Completed case studies will evidence successful applications of this useful tool. 

Webinar attendees will:  
Be introduced to Design Thinking methodologies.
Learn how to apply Design Thinking to lighting design practice with the goal of evolving unique design solutions.
Be exposed to case study examples of completed projects where Design Thinking is applied by the presenter. 

About the Speaker: 
Derek Porter is an artist and multi-disciplinary designer focusing on the use of light within various scales of the built environment. His work considers subtle aspects of human perception, time-based movement, and human relation to nature. These poetic interests in human centered relationships are complimented by a keen understanding of science regarding human factors and lighting technology to yield thoughtfully considered works for a range of built environments. Parallel to his art and design practice, Derek is instrumental in the evolution of lighting design education and is currently an Associate Professor of Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design in New York.  

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