Effects of Color and Size in Generating Intellectual Activity in Booth Spaces Effects of Color and Size in Generating Intellectual Activity in Booth Spaces

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Author(s)

    • Baba Teppei Baba Teppei
    • Graduate School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University Graduate School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University
    • Watanabe Akiko Watanabe Akiko
    • Department of Architecture, School of STFL, Tokyo Denki University Department of Architecture, School of STFL, Tokyo Denki University

Abstract

This paper aims to clarify what kinds of design elements in environments stimulate mental activity. The study examined the effects on brain activity when wearable optical topography was worn in different booths having different sizes and color environments. The subjects′ mental activity in the prefrontal cortex was measured during working memory tasks conducted in four kinds of different booth: a small white booth, large white booth, small yellow booth, and large yellow booth. Physiological and psychological analyses revealed the following results. 1) The large yellow booth activated mental activity the most. 2) The booth size and color of the booth have an effect on the information processing activity of information processing. 3) The size of the booth has an influence on the physiological state. 4) Activation of brain activity has an effect on the affected reaction rate and percentage of correct answers.

This paper aims to clarify what kinds of design elements in environments stimulate mental activity. The study examined the effects on brain activity when wearable optical topography was worn in different booths having different sizes and color environments. The subjects′ mental activity in the prefrontal cortex was measured during working memory tasks conducted in four kinds of different booth: a small white booth, large white booth, small yellow booth, and large yellow booth. Physiological and psychological analyses revealed the following results. 1) The large yellow booth activated mental activity the most. 2) The booth size and color of the booth have an effect on the information processing activity of information processing. 3) The size of the booth has an influence on the physiological state. 4) Activation of brain activity has an effect on the affected reaction rate and percentage of correct answers.

Journal

  • Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering

    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 16(3), 551-558, 2017

    ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE OF JAPAN, ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE OF KOREA, ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY OF CHINA

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006078632
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1346-7581
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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