KIPZ – Licht im Homeoffice

Katja Bayer

August / August - 2020

Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Regensburg

Bachelor of Arts


The classic desk lamp is, if you think about it, a design artifact. I approached a redesign to make it more usable for the digital office, and to benefit the current society, by taking time to understand the users needs first. These needs shifted during the pandemic in 2020, when not only students, but most office employees suddenly found themselves in a permanent home office situation. First impressions did not happen in person anymore, but virtually. My project takes a critical approach on how we can make a good first impression, for e.g. Masters Degree applications or job interviews - via a video call. Spoiler: Since it's not all about the clean shoes and ironed pants anymore, it actually is about something as simple as light and lighting.