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, AND FINAL REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING MAY 31, 1974

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)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated May 74, AD-781 889.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Architecture
    Berkeley, CA  USA 

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • McArt, C
    • Blasdel, H
    • Hassid, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69-A0200-1058
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM