An analysis of basic design students' intuitive and analytic attitudes in colour decisions
Colour can be defined as a subjective preference, an experience and an intuitive sense, or as a theory and a science. Design education regards colour as a scientific theory by means of reasoning. The design students’ colour decisions, values, and intuitive attitudes are aimed to be developed and cultivated by colour education in basic design, and supported and equipped by knowledge towards analytical attitudes. Thus, the major concern of this study is to analyze the progression of basic design students’ intuitive and analytical attitudes in colour decisions by means of aesthetic values in case of Interior Architecture and Environmental Department of Bilkent University. The results of the research show that during the progression of colour education in basic design, the students’ colour decision tendencies towards subjective and intuitive attitudes have a decrease and their tendencies towards knowledge-based and analytical attitudes have an increase.