Colour Made Simple

Our online training seminar, Colour Made Simple is designed to teach the fundamentals of visual colour assessment and instrumental colour measurement for Industry, Design and Research.

Nick Harkness, Colour Scientist, NHPL Sydney along with Stephen Westland, Professor of Colour Science and Technology and Dr. Vien Cheung School of Design, University of Leeds welcome you to our online training seminar Colour Made Simple designed to teach the fundamentals of visual colour assessment and instrumental colour measurement for Industry, Design and Research.

The content is based on a one-day face to face seminar which Nick Harkness, has been presenting for over 20 years to well over a thousand attendees from a broad range of industries and research institutions. A smorgasbord of colour theory

Professor Stephen Westland has also been presenting similar workshops and we, together with Dr Vien Cheung and Rebecca Harkness have decided to pool resources and offer this as an online seminar. The team from the University of Leeds have produced the online colour exercises which are an integral component of the seminar and are designed to colourfully describe the fundamentals of colour language.

Online attendees sign in individually for the seminar and there is no time limit set by us to complete the seminar which comprises of nineteen chapters. In addition to the colour exercises, there are tests at the end of each Chapters 1 to 18 which have to be completed before proceeding. 

Online help is available by email only with a response time of up to 48 hours.

Course Curriculum

Chapter 10: The influence of light on colour perception
Chapter 13: From Grassman to CIE 1931
Chapter 16: Instruments for measuring colour
Chapter 18: Applications for colour measurement A - Z
Conclusions and References

What's included?

20 Videos
16 Quizzes
6 Texts
Nick Harkness
Nick Harkness

About the presenter

Over thirty years of technical experience in the field of instrumental appearance and colour measurement working with BYK Gardner (Germany), CyberChrome (USA), Konica Minolta (Japan), NCS Colour AB (Sweden) and VeriVide (UK).

Teaching activities: A one-day seminar format on colour theory for industry and research commenced in 1991 plus teaching ‘The Measurement of Light and Colour’, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales 2000 – 2006.

Oral and poster papers at Association Internationale de la Couleur (AIC), Australian Corrosion Association, Colour Society of Australia, Grain Growers Association Australian, Surface Coatings Association Australia and Linnean Society meetings.

 Member of the AIC Executive Committee since 2005 as an Ordinary Member (Chair of AIC Congress 2009), Secretary Treasurer, Vice-President, President and current Past-President

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