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Professor Hilary Dalke

Professor of design, and director of the Design Research Centre and Design for Environments, Kingston University.

Professor  Hilary  Dalke Areas of expertise

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Overview

Professor Dalke is a leading designer and consultant in the field of environmental and sensory design. Her latest work encompasses the functionality of colour within new sustainable builds, with a particular emphasis on the design needs of people with special needs (ranging from autism through to dementia). She is director of the university's Design Research Centre and Design for Environments - a recognised centre of excellence on colour design and lighting.

She is a design consultant sought by architects, designers and developers the world over, specifically on technical and aesthetic usage of colour design and contrast in the built environment. She has published work extensively on colour contrast and lighting within such diverse enviroments as long-term healthcare settings, retail units and prisons, to name but a few.

 

 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2006 - 2007 Associate Director of Research, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University.
2004 - 2007 Knowledge Network Leader of WestFocus Designplus Network, Kingston University.
2003 - 2007 Director of the Colour Design Research centre and Reader in Design, Kingston University.
20007 - Professor of Design, Director of the Design Research Centre and Design for Environments, Kingston University.
1989 - 2003 Director of the Colour Design Research Centre, Kingston University.

Research

2010     A colour contrast assessment system: design for people with visual impairment  CWUAAT Workshop 2010, Cambridge University UK. Verlag publication March 2010

2009      Measurement for a more visible world: colour contrast and visual impairment National Physical Laboratory MEASURING THE IMPOSSIBLE Minet Conference: Measurement, sensation and cognition November 2009 ISBN 978-0-946754-56-4

2009      Designing Environments for the Elderly: Measuring and Tracing the Shifts in Emotional Responses  National Physical Laboratory  MEASURING THE IMPOSSIBLE Minet Conference: Measurement, sensation and cognition November 2009

ISBN 978-0-946754-56-4

2009     Sensory Design Interventions in Support of Human Wellbeing in Extreme Environments (poster with 2000w short paper)                      Hilary Dalke & Regina Peldszus IASDR 09

2009     IASDR 2009 Industrial Design Tools and Design Practice: An approach for understanding relationships between design               tools and practice Self, J., Dalke, H., Evans, M., Conference Paper Seoul 2009

2008     BS 8493:2008 Light Reflectance value (LRV) of a surface. Method of Test ISBN: 978 0 580 57517 4

2007     Colour Design Schemes for Long Term Healthcare Environments, AHRC, Co-authored - Dalke, H., Matheson, M.

2007     SID, 2007, Cross-Cultural Comparison of Color Preferences between English and Korean Subjects, Soon Choi, G.,               Dalke, H., Oehlmann, R., Cottington, D.

2007     KES07, Discovering Color Semantics as a Chance for Developing Cross-Cultural Design Frameworks. Soon Choi, G.,          Dalke, H., Oehlmann, R., Cottington, D.

2007     ICI, Environmental Multi Sensory Design: The Role of Colour & Odour in Well-Being; Co-authored - Dalke, H., Stott, L.

2007     Home Office, The Prison Service, The Colour Design Guide, Guidance on Interior Design for the National Offender                 Management Service, Sole Authored

2007     Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineering. Hospitals and Healthcare Buildings, Lighting Guide 2. (1989, ISBN               0900953373). Section on Colour and Lighting in New Edition Reprint in preparation. Sole Authored

2006     Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, Colour Design and Lighting in Hospitals, Dalke, H., et al, March 2006. Volume 38,         pp 343 - 365, Imprint Elsevier. Special paper colour printing sponsored by ICI, Slough, ISSN 0030-3992

2005     Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Research Centre: Include, Conference Proceedings, Colour Design in Long-Term    Healthcare Environments, ISBN 1-905000-10-3.

2005     Lighting Multi-Modal Transport Intersections for Visually Impaired Travellers. Cook, G., Yohannes I, Dalke H, Camgoz,          N., LUX Europa Berlin

2004     NHS Publication Lighting and Colour for Hospital Design, Co-authored - Dalke, H., (KU), Littlefair, P.,  (BRE)  The Stationery      Office. ISBN 0113224915. *

2004     Building Research and Information, Future Integrated Transport - The Role of Colour and Lighting in Inter-Modal    Transport Environments, Dalke, H., In Cook, G.K., Bright, K., Yohannes, I.

2004     Department for Transport, Future Integrated Transport Programme - Progress and Results,. pg 32-33. (Photographs Dalke      and back cover). Product Code 45TSRLM02251© Crown Copyright

2004     Lighting Research and Technology, Lighting in Transport Environments and Visual Impairment, Dalke, H., in Yohannes, I.,       Cook, G.K., & Bright, K.T.

 

Media Highlights

 

 

 

Conference Highlights

Prof Dalke is an accomplished conference speaker, both in the UK and overseas.

 

Professional Body Membership

British Standards Technical Committee - Light Reflectance Methods

British Standards Sub-Committee - Access to Buildings for Disabled People

Colour Group Great Britain Committee

On the editorial board of the Journal of Colour Design and Creativity

Key Industry Roles

Professor Dalke is regularly invited to give CPD lectures and seminars to architectural practices; these have included Norman Foster Partners, Anshen Allen, HOK, Wiesner Hager, numerous borough councils, and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. She has also acted as a consultant on a wide variety of design projects where a special emphasis on colour contast has been called for. Some of her latest clients have included the Docklands Light Railway, a longterm healthcare facility, a children's nursery, a charity helping people with dementia, a hospital accident and emergency department and the Samaritans.  

Major Research Collaborations

Prof Dalke has collaborated with, amongst others, ICI, NHS Estates, Hill-Rom, the Home Office Prison Service and the  Department for Transport.

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