Techniques & Tools for Using Color In Computer Interface Design

In ACM Crossroads, Peggy Wright, Diane Mosser-Wooley, and Bruce Wooley talk about effective use of color in GUI's.

    Contemporary computers predominantly employ graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and color is a major component of the GUI. Every man-machine interface is composed of two major parts: the man and the machine. Color interfaces are no different in that they are also based on two parts, the Human Visual System (HVS) and a color display system. A theoretical examination of these two components establishes a foundation for developing practical guidelines for color interfaces. This paper will briefly examine theoretical aspects of both components and established techniques and tools for the effective use of color for software interface design.

thanks LucDesk