Professor of design, and director of the Design Research Centre and Design for Environments, Kingston University.
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.
|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.|
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
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.
Prof Dalke is an accomplished conference speaker, both in the UK and overseas.
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
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.
Prof Dalke has collaborated with, amongst others, ICI, NHS Estates, Hill-Rom, the Home Office Prison Service and the Department for Transport.