Title: Appraisal and guideline to utilise colours in interactive learning environments based on Kansei engineering

Authors: K.G.D. Tharangie, C.M. Althaff Irfan, Koichi Yamada, Ashu Marasinghe

Addresses: Department of Management and Information Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1, Kamitomiokamachi, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan ' Department of Management and Information Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1, Kamitomiokamachi, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan ' Department of Management and Information Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1, Kamitomiokamachi, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan ' Department of Management and Information Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1, Kamitomiokamachi, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan

Abstract: This paper appraises the significance of psychological effect of colours in interface designing, utilising a Kansei assessing system. A group of Japanese children age between 10-11 years took part in the research work. The experiment addressed children|s colour emotion associations in the context of interactive, learning environment. Significance of result proved that colour plays a major role in a child|s world and plays an important influential role when interacting with computers. Moreover, using the results of the study, this paper highlights the importance of affective dimension in colour design and effective way of using it.

Keywords: interactive learning environments; Kansei engineering; colour design; affective aspects; interface design; affective variability; psychological effects; Japan; children.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBM.2011.042813

International Journal of Biometrics, 2011 Vol.3 No.4, pp.285 - 299

Published online: 04 Oct 2011 *

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