Color analysis of birth space ambiances

  • Ichraf Aroua Research Team on Ambiances ERA, National School of Architecture and Urbanism ENAU, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Faten Hussein Research Team on Ambiances ERA, National School of Architecture and Urbanism ENAU, Tunis, Tunisia
Keywords: Ambiances, Color, Birth Space, Birthing Women, Electrodermal Activity

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Ichraf Aroua, Research Team on Ambiances ERA, National School of Architecture and Urbanism ENAU, Tunis, Tunisia

Ichraf Aroua - Ph.D student in architecture.

Both authors are affiliated with the Research Team on Ambiances (ERA) from the National School of Architecture (ENAU), Tunisia.

Their interests are focused on the altered perception in the urban and architectural space and the complexity of ambiances.

Faten Hussein, Research Team on Ambiances ERA, National School of Architecture and Urbanism ENAU, Tunis, Tunisia

Faten Hussein - Doctor in architecture.

Both authors are affiliated with the Research Team on Ambiances (ERA) from the National School of Architecture (ENAU), Tunisia.

Their interests are focused on the altered perception in the urban and architectural space and the complexity of ambiances.

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Published
2020-03-01
How to Cite
Aroua, I. and Hussein, F. (2020) “Color analysis of birth space ambiances”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 12(01), pp. 40-47. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.120105.
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