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Color Consideration for Waiting Areas in Hospitals

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

Color is one the most important factors in the nature that can have some affects on human behavior. Many years ago, it was proven that using color in public place can have some affect on the users. Depend of the darkness and lightness; it can be vary from positive to negative. The research will mainly focus on the color and psychological influences and physical factors. The statement of problem in this research is what is impact of color usually applied to waiting area? The overall aim of the study is to explore the visual environment of hospitals and to manage the color psychological effect of the hospital users in the waiting area by creating a comfortable, pleasant and cozy environment for users while spend their time in waiting areas. The analysis concentrate on satisfaction and their interesting regarding applied color in two private hospital waiting area in Malaysia.

Keywords

Hospital environment Human psychology Color Waiting areas 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I would mainly like to thank my thesis supervisor, for this invaluable time spent to providing me guidance, suggestions, comments and encouragement. Also, I wish to express my appreciation to the staff and management of both hospitals for having guided and assistance me at searching and collecting data in the hospital.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)Kelana Jaya, Petaling JayaMalaysia

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