Understanding the Effect of Surface Color & Design on the User's Physical, Mental & Social Wellbeing

Surface color and design play an integral role in all interior spaces. Interior surfaces are the point of interaction between users and their environment, connecting the visual and physical worlds. You’ll learn about the most significant requirements to consider during the selection process, including materiality, meaning, message, and maintenance, to help guide you in implementing wise choices for all interior surfaces. This course is supported by WilsonArt

Learning Objectives

  1. Materiality – Identify physical qualities of materials in the built environment that affect the physical, mental, and social wellbeing among users.
  2. Meaning – Understand perception, meaning, and human responses for developing effective design strategies.
  3. Message – Explore relevance and importance of how surfaces impact the senses and strategies for implementation.
  4. Maintenance - Evaluate surface color and design for optimum material performance goals.

IDCEC Course Number: CC-107082; 0.1 CEU | HSW     Note: ASID will report CEUs earned to IDCEC on your behalf.

AIA Course Number: ASIDSURFCOLOR; 1 LU | HSW 

Access period: One year from registration date.

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Understanding the Effect of Surface Color & Design on the User's Physical, Mental & Social Wellbeing - Welcome Video
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Understanding the Effect of Surface Color & Surface Design Course Video
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Open to view video. This 34 minute video covers how color and design impacts users and their wellbeing. (This video includes audio)
Course Quiz
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Understanding the Effect of Surface Color & Design on the User's Physical, Mental & Social Wellbeing Course Evaluation
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Course Completion and Credit Certificate
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HSW credit  |  Certificate available 0.1 IDCEC CEU | HSW and 1.0 AIA LU | HSW awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf if you are an ASID member. Note that ASID will not automatically report your completion to AIA. You will have access to a printable certificate for self-reporting.