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The 2009 Design Problem

A national retail clothing chain wants to update their fitting rooms with a light fixture that can be used in their new store design. The retailer is looking for an interesting twist to their fitting rooms and they think that the lighting might be able to provide it. Yet the most important consideration is making the clothes and the customer appear flattering in the mirror. The fitting room is 5' wide, 5' deep and 8' high with a full length mirror at one end. The fixture may be mounted on the wall or ceiling. Consider the issues of aesthetics, color rendering, glare, and maintenance when designing your fixture. Your fixture should use energy-efficient, long life lamps, such as linear fluorescent, LED, or compact fluorescent. The ballast or power supply should be integral to the fixture. Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps that fit into incandescent screw base sockets are not acceptable and will be disqualified. Identify all major components and materials.


1st Place Winner 2009
Vici Aulbaugh
Interior Design
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

2nd Place Winner 2009
Justin Fowler
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Massachusetts

3rd Place Winner 2009
Katie Garber
Industrial Design
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Citation for Presentation 2009
Ali Johnson
Interior architecture
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

Citation for Innovative
Concept 2009

Kyle Perry
Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning
Muncie, Indiana

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