Title: Measurement of colour brightness in the design of web-based courses

Authors: Zhongtao Sun; Yujie Yang; Xin Li

Addresses: Network and Information Center, Liaocheng University, Hunan Road, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, 252059, China. ' Network and Information Center, Liaocheng University, Hunan Road, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, 252059, China. ' Network and Information Center, Liaocheng University, Hunan Road, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, 252059, China

Abstract: The colour brightness calculation of the RGB colour system used in electronic devices is an important research topic. According to the human eye's perception of light, this paper proposes a new colour brightness calculation model, trying to find the coefficient of the variables through data collected from experiments. This model provides an intuitive colour brightness processing method for web-based course designers or interface designers. It enables the designers to easily get a precise brightness value of a colour. Also, the proper selection and use of colours based on this model has the potential to make web-based courses and other computer programmes more appealing to users.

Keywords: colour brightness measurement; colour space; CIE; International Commission on Illumination; RGB colour model; additive colours; red light; green light; blue light; curve fitting; brightness formula; interface design; web-based courses; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; course design; colour brightness calculation; electronic devices; human eye; light perception; coefficients; variables; intuitive methods; processing methods; course designers; interface designers; precise values; brightness values; colour selection; colour usage; computer programmes; continuing education; life-long learning; engineering education; innovative teaching; innovative learning; innovation; technology support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2012.050068

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2012 Vol.22 No.3/4, pp.236 - 246

Available online: 24 Oct 2012

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