Aging Color Vision Simulation and Emotional Color Design

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Thitiporn Lertrusdachakul
Kanakarn Ruxpaitoon
Kasem Thiptarajan


In the aged society, more than half of elderly people suffer from cataracts. This research aimed to simulate color vision and vision of color brightness levels in elderly patients with high-level cataracts using yellow acrylic and blurry filters and a set of 180 test colors from the “Color Image Scale”. These colors help in connecting inherent emotions for color design that is suitable for the elderly. The study resulted in color groups that the elderly could clearly see and see closely to normal vision people which are the colors in yellow, orange, red and green tones. Therefore, designers can choose colors in these color groups and investigate with emotion or impression of color combination in the “Color Image Scale” and the contrast ratio for good visibility and creation of emotional perception for the elderly. This will be useful for communicating information, product development and improving quality of life for the elderly.


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T. Lertrusdachakul, K. Ruxpaitoon, and K. Thiptarajan, “Aging Color Vision Simulation and Emotional Color Design”, JIST, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 11–20, Dec. 2022.
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