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Re: Color Coding




On 2018-08-21 18:53, Libor Striz wrote:
[...]
The text and background  looking like a colouring book for children
should be avoided, as overcolouring rather distracts people than
  attracts them to important or otherwise relevant parts of
  text/document.
[...]

The above is a common notion about the effects of colour. The effect of colour are complicated. Colour has profound and somewhat surprising effects on cognition.

Colour enhances visual memory, especially if the colours are natural:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/color-images-more-memorab/

People's self-reported responses to colour conflicts with their physiological responses, which suggests a cultural bias toward colour:
http://rsimons.psych.udel.edu/color3.htm

Colour has all kinds of positive effects from a marketing POV, including increase in comprehension and memory:
http://rsimons.psych.udel.edu/color3.htm

Colour affects mood, which in turn affects cogntion and performance:
https://www.colormatters.com/q-and-a/qa-color-and-learning

Best,

--
Wolf K
kirkwood40.blogspot.com
It's called an "opinion" because it's not a fact.
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