philips lightcollector app
jan 07, 2013
philips lightcollector app


interface of the ‘lightcollector app’ web-site which appears as a continuous mood board of lighting images

 

 

based off of two lighting design fundamentals: the desire to be influenced and the need to store the things that stimulate us so that we can apply them as required,
light collective (martin lupton and sharon stammers) of the UK collaborated with philips to develop an image based app for lighting designers in the form of
light collector‘.

 

the project evolved from the duo’s own experience of having to often sift through their image library to find the right photo they took to illustrate a concept to a client,
and they wanted to create a resource in which to collect them all – an online community much like flickr for which individuals could record, document and analyze
the lit environment, to be used as a professional tool. the resulting app was developed from this idea to create a crowd-sourced global image collection,
a resource that fit with the future of the professional lighting industry; sharing to aid greater knowledge, ease of working and collaborative creativity.

 

the ‘lightcollector app’ is easy to use, and allows lighting and design professionals to speed up their image searching requirements, as well as find stimulus
for their work. as it is a mobile enabled tool, it allows use while on the move for both apple and android platforms, and is accompanied by a web interface which
appears as a continuous mood-board of uploaded images which can be scrolled through for visual references. quick filters allow the user to select photos in such
search categories as: architectural, artificial, effect, functional, light art, or natural so that they are able to really find what they are looking for.

 

main features of ‘lightcollector’ include its ability to recognize geo-tagged images so that you are able to view pictures which have been captured
from your surroundings, or search by place through maps. comment and favourite functions track the popularity of your personal selection of images
and a ‘follow’ function lets you see other users’ photo streams.

 

 


‘lightcollector’ campaign ads


the mobile app is also accompanied by a web-interface

 

 

 


collage of some of the app’s collected images

 

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