Accession Number:

AD0785906

Title:

Methods for the Development of Shipboard Habitability Design Criteria. A Report on Subjective Response to Lighting and Color in Interior Space: A Study of Ships' Messing Areas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1972-31 May 1974

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ARCHITECTURE

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the perceptual and affective aspects of lighting and color applications in the messing areas of Navy ships by means of a literature survey and four experiments. The literature survey summarizes current work on the influence of color and lighting on the occupants of an interior space, and on the occupants perception of size, distance, temperature and weight. In the experiments Navy personnel evaluated slide views of a messing area simulated by a demountable scale model which was constructed to allow for variation in color scheme and lighting arrangement. Further, the study examines methods for the identification of user requirements and their incorporation in the design process. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE