Color analysis of birth space ambiances
Color is an integral component of architecture. It is an expressive element which deals with lighting distribution and many other aspects. It has a preponderant role in defining and personalizing the character of space and its ambiances. In this study, we will focus on women in labor and how users perceive colors in such specific spaces through the sensitive experience carried out in birth institutions, how color can be integrated in the birth space, how it takes part of a special event, and how it modifies women perception. Our research is at the crossroads of several disciplines. It focuses on analysis of stress levels for women in labor in different obstetric spaces, using Electrodermal Activity (EDA) tracking that evaluates the arousal via skin conductance measurements. This quantitative study will be correlated to a qualitative one which is based on a descriptive approach that consists in the analysis of the role of color in birth ambiances by using photos of different birth spaces and information collected in different surveys. Thus, the goal of this paper is to identify ways of choosing colors in the obstetric space and search for appropriate ambiances to improve a well-being experience of giving birth without stress and anxiety.
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