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Hey guys,

I'm trying to do a bit of research for an Industrial Design project im doing in my final year at university. Im looking at task lighting and lightboxes in particular.

'd be really really grateful if youve got a minute to give me your opinion on the following points.

- Do you leave your belongings in the studio? Would you rather take them home?
- Is the lighting in your studio always sufficient for your work?
- Do you ever need more adjustable task lighting?
- Do you have any troubles with colour reproduction? I.e. does your work look different in the studio than at home, under different lights etc?
- Do you often use a lightbox?

If so....
- Would a lower profile (5-10mm) lightbox that took up less space on the desk and was comfortable to draw at help?
- If the task light / light box was portable, cool to the touch & battery powered would you carry it with you? Use it in places you normally couldn't? Library / train etc.
- What surface area would be comfortable / efficient to use, bearing in mind potability? A6? A5? iPad sized? A4? Bigger?
- Would you want anything else from a task light? Dimmable? Colour tunable? Grid Lines? etc.

Any opinions or answers, however much or little would be very very very appreciated folks.

Thank you.


Double Posts... just merged... Melon just a suggestion try introducing yourself in the Introductions part of the forum and people are more likely to reply to your request.
Ah OK. I thought I'd hedge my bets and try posting in the different forums for the different professions i wanted to hear from.

Im an Industrial Design BA finalist at Loughborough University, some of my work obviously involves levels of graphic design and I do the odd bit in my spare time as a hobby. And am looking at utilising some new ultra low profile and ultra low energy lighting to design some tools for designers.

Just signed up to a couple forums looking for some preliminary user research.

Sorry for the double post. Any feedback appreciated. Thanks.
I use a lightbox when producing illustration work.
It's very old and held together with gaffer tape.
I could do with a thinner lighter version...still a3 size or maybe a4 at a squeeze.