By Hsuehwei Hsieh and Monica Kuo

Year 2013


The purpose of this research is to understand how the colors of public facilities under different background environments affect people’s preference for landscape. This research took telecommunication facilities of Taipei city as a case study. A computer simulation experiment was conducted. The colors of the facilities and background environments were manipulated as the independent variables and the preference for landscape was the dependent variable. Forty colors were selected from the Natural Color System (NCS) by stratified random sampling and applied to the surface of the facilities. The facilities were then shown in three different environments (apartment, park and riverside) to the subjects in random order. Their preferences for landscape as well as background information were analyzed. Relationship between their preference of landscape, family background as well as prior education on color theory and aesthetic were also discussed. The results of the study may contribute to the design criteria of future urban planning.

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