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 for Visual Colour Assessment designed to teach the fundamentals of visual colour assessment for Industry, Design and Research.

Colour Made Simple is ideal for:

  1. Large, medium,  sized, small organisations and Individuals. It enables good colour understanding and the ability to communicate colour issues within a range of departments e.g. Design, Marketing, Production, R &D plus Sales.
  2. Speaking the same colour language and using the same terminology is critical for product development, creative projects, IP and brand management when colour issues occur.
  3. New comers to an organisation. CMS represents a fast track into the world of colour measurement for a wide range applications.
  4. Universities looking to augment course material or university students seeking to deepen their knowledge on this subject over a wide range of academic disciplines
  5. People with a passion for colour

The are many advantages to an online platform for example:

  1. Available anytime from anywhere, no need to wait until a face to face seminar is planned for your location
  2. No time out for travel with related expense
  3. No time restraints, fits in with busy schedules
  4. Students can work at their own pace without distractions

Colour Made Simple for Visual Colour Assessment is based on our Colour Made Simple Course (CMS) but without the modules on instrumental colour measurement and associated colour science. It is designed to teach the fundamentals of visual colour assessment for Industry, Design and Research.

The content, like CMS, is based on the face to face workshop which I, Nick Harkness, have been presenting for over 20 years to well over a thousand attendees from a very broad range of industries and research institutions.  

Professor Stephen Westland and 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 participants sign in individually for the seminar and there is no time limit set by us for completion.  In addition to the colour exercises there are tests at the end of Chapters 1 to 11 which need to be completed before proceeding.

Tertiary, Bachelor, Masters and PhD students can obtain a 50% discount. Please notify your course details to admin@colourmadesimple.com and we can then issue a discount coupon.

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


Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Colour Equilibrium

    • Chapter 1 Colour Equilibrium - New

    • Colour Equilibrium Quiz

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Colour has no boundaries

    • Chapter 2: Colour has no boundaries

    • Opinions on colour theory

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Colour Functions

    • Chapter 3: Colour Functions

    • Colour is Functional

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Colour Terms - New

    • Chapter 4 Colour Terms_New

    • Colour Terms

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Colour Theories - Aristotle to Hering

    • Chapter 5: Colour Theories - Aristotle to Hering

    • Historical Colour Theory

    • Further explanation about additive and subtractive colour mixing.

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Colour Order and Vocabulary

    • Chapter 6: Colour Order and Vocabulary

    • Colour Order Systems

    • Interactive demo for NCS hue

    • Interactive demo for chroma

    • Munsell page demos

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Light

    • Chapter 7: Light

    • Questions about LIght

  • 9

    Chapter 8: Colour Vision and Causes of Colour

    • Chapter 8: Colour Vision and Causes of Colour

    • Colour Vision Quiz

    • Cause of Colour

  • 10

    Chapter 9: The influence of light on colour perception

    • Chapter 9: The influence of light on colour perception

    • Colour Perception

  • 11

    Chapter 10: Other influences on colour perception

    • Chapter 10: Other influences on visual colour perception

    • Colour Contrasts

  • 12

    Chapter 11: Quality Control Procedures

    • Chapter 11: Quality Control - Visual

    • Interactive demo for CIELAB hue

    • Lightness demo

    • Surface Colour Phenomena

  • 13

    Chapter 12: Applications - Conclusions - Bibliography

    • Chapter 12: Applications - Conclusions - Bibliography - Glossary

    • Glossary of Colour Terms

About the presenter

Presenter

Nick Harkness

Over thirty years experience in colour, appearance and durability testing and education. Past-President of the Association Internationale de la Couleur, FTSC Surface Coatings Australia Professional Grade in Class of Fellow. Nick's extensive knowledge can help control the colour and appearance of your product – from the design stage right through to the end product.

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