“Resolution” in music theory means the chord progression by the transition from dissonance to consonance. More profound satisfaction is provided to listeners by using the transition than consonant chord only. The authors assumed an analogy between temporal transitions in music and colors and found that the transition could improve consonance in some color arrangements. In this paper, abstract and concrete arrangements of three-color combinations are tested to find suitable ones to enhance the “resolution” effect. It is found that the effect is enhanced in curvy abstract arrangements like camouflage or wave patterns. It suggests that the “resolution” effect is enhanced in curvy or irregular geometries. It is observed that the effect occurs significantly in some animal characters and human faces. It suggests that the observers can feel strange on some animal characters and faces although the color combinations are consonant, and transitions can improve the consonance further.
“Resolution” in music theory means the chord progression by the transition from dissonance to consonance for providing more profound satisfaction to listeners than consonant chord only. The authors have investigated similar effects in temporal color transitions as an analogy of musical perception’s effect. In Part (1), the authors used various display patterns of three-colors combinations, measured the score of the color consonance with a sensory test, and revealed conditions where the “resolution” effect is enhanced. In Part (2), the authors focus on the conditions of gaze control. The fixation point appears as a small white dot on the black screen, and the observers are advised to fix their gaze onto the point. The white dot continues to appear while the observers watch the color arrangements and the transition. The experimental results suggest that the “resolution” effect appears more clearly when the color arrangements are captured in peripheral visual fields.
We investigated shapes of a cosmetics container, a lipstick container, that reflect consumer preferences for appearance. The target users were women in their teens and 20s. Their preferences were estimated by administering a questionnaire to 64 participants that assessed their impressions of lipstick container shapes. Lipstick container shapes were then generated on the basis of the findings and produced by 3D printing. They were compared with those of actual products likely to reflect consumer preferences for appearance by 43 participants. The results indicate that the generated container shapes create a sense of luxury.