Experience 101: Color Systems
Learning Units: 2

In this course, students will interpret reasonings behind emotional associations in an environment by defining the elements present that work in a system. For example compare the functioning system in an ocean to the functioning system in a house. They will apply color and function to built environments by defining each element, extend this knowledge on to a university campus or a farming community. Determine the alteration of emotions and associations through color identity and placement. Students will also use structural organization by organizing built environments into relationships of color and form that will create differentiation. Incorporate way-finding systems in high traffic areas (such as an airport). Look at symbiotic relationships in nature and how they can be applied to the built world. Lastly, students will use the patterns in an environmental system to plan structures using shape morphology and color psychology. Introduce the environmental color system to show color relationships and function in nature and how you can mimic these patterns in the correct environment for an environmentally conscious architectural solution.