An esoteric perspective on the art of “consulting” in the field of lighting design, employing the analogy of “fine dining”. This webinar reveals and debates the incredible parallels between these seemingly distant activities. Consulting skills are fundamental to a lighting designer’s business. When a designer grows and truly becomes a “consultant” in their respected field, it is like putting together all pieces of the puzzle. The completion of a big, clear, simple picture.
The designer at the start may know and understand each and every individual piece of the puzzle in isolation, but consultancy skills help put them into place and interlock with one another, yielding to something more important than the sum of its parts. The art of consultancy combines both cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence.
In addition to a high level of technical expertise, it requires creativity at many levels, confidence, ability to adopt, ability to guide etc. it requires a human side, it requires sincerity and empathy combined with an eye for detail, attentiveness and professionality.
About the Presenter
Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas, Associate at Steensen Varming and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, enjoys the type of work that challenges the status-quo of architecture, engineering and design. As an enthusiastic advocate of the development of research and innovation in lighting design and engineering, he strives for a stronger integration of theory and philosophy into design practice in order to challenge common best-practice methodologies.
Emrah is a frequent contributor at lighting forums, conferences and universities around the globe. His work has been published internationally, earning many accolades and recognitions.