How to Use the Psychology of Light and Lighting to Boost Your Creativity

Light does more than simply help us see—it also helps us think

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Circadian Rhythm

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Study after study shows that regular and sufficient quantities of sleep are vital to both physical and mental health.

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George Bernard Shaw in his writer’s shed. Photo: Getty

Natural Light

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Jakob Alt, “View from the Artist’s Studio in Alservorstadt Toward Dornbach,” 1836. Image: Getty
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Morning light in South Australia.

Light Color

Smart Lighting and Screen Regulators

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The effect of this luminous bombardment is equivalent to smashing your internal clock with a hammer, and then expecting it to work properly.

Level of Illumination

Sometimes less is more, off is on, and dimmer is brighter.

Light as Metaphor

An idea bulb is a graphic illustration of that moment of elation that arrives when we suddenly arrive at an answer to a creative problem.

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From Walt Disney’s “Mickey’s Birthday Party,” 1942.

Donald M. Rattner, Architect

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Author of MY CREATIVE SPACE: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques 35% off on Amazon amzn.to/2KWRjEp

Donald M. Rattner, Architect

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Author of MY CREATIVE SPACE: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation, 48 Science-based Techniques 35% off on Amazon amzn.to/2KWRjEp

How to Design Creative Workspaces According to Research
How to Design Creative Workspaces According to Research
How to Design Creative Workspaces According to Research

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How to Design Creative Workspaces According to Research

In this three-part series, award winning architect Donald Rattner collects a complete guide to optimizing your office for creative work. Donald starts with the latest research in environmental psychology and then walks you through every element of office design from space, to views, to lighting to sound.

In this three-part series, award winning architect Donald Rattner collects a complete guide to optimizing your office for creative work. Donald starts with the latest research in environmental psychology and then walks you through every element of office design from space, to views, to lighting to sound.