Dr. Renzo Shamey, Lecturer, Polymer and Color Chemistry
North Carolina State University
The optimization of digital color communication involves high levels of technical capability and expert technical knowledge at each stage of the process. At the heart of color control are mathematical models that correlate visual assessment of color to measurable physical values. In order to achieve efficacy in further development of mathematical models and digital communication of color percepts, the scope and limitations of color predictive models, as well as the myriad variables that influence this relationship, should be elucidated. These variables include aspects of the observer- e.g. age, gender, experience in assessment of color, and physical conditions, such as illumination, surround, object or image size, subject content and textures.