Design support system for coloring illustrations by using the colors preferred by a user as determined from the hue patterns of illustrations prepared by that user

Hironobu Fukai, Yasue Mitsukura

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We propose a new design support system that can color illustrations according to a person's color preferences that are determined on the basis of the color patterns used by the same person in his previous work. Recently, many design tools for promoting free design have been developed. However, preferences for various colors differ depending on individual taste. Therefore, a system that can automatically color various designs on the basis of human preference is required. In this study, we propose an automatic modeling system that can be used to model illustrations. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed system, we simulate a coloring design experiment to determine the color patterns preferred by test subjects by using various design data. By using the design data, we determine each subject's preferred color pattern, and send feedback on these individual color patterns in the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct



  • Color design system
  • Hue arrangement pattern
  • PCCS color system
  • Preference extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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