donn.ingle at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 07:19:02 BST 2007
> > Don't forget that color is not only
> > a matter of aesthetics but it is a usability issue as well. There are
> > plenty of info on the net about the effects of color on human
> > psychology. Research the subject to see what I mean.
> I can't stress this enough, this is, by all empirical research, an urban
Perhaps "colour psychology" is a particular pseudoscience/woo, but there is a
tangible effect that colours have on humans. In what branch of legitimate
science this is studied, I am not sure.
The most minimal case for colours must surely be that we associate them with
certain things/conditions. Red is blood, blue is water/sky. White is clouds,
perhaps death. Green is plant-stuff. Brown is ground, etc. These associations
are more than enough to give colour a lot of power because humans are
association engines! Naturally - these associations get fuzzy as we try to
share them across cultures.
What should be at the root of the human interface? The locale. End of story!
Still, I respect the choice of a brown palette for no technical reasons at
all -- I just respond to it and like it. Again, I wish Kubuntu would adopt
Faith is sexed-up superstition.
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