STUDY GROUP ON ARTS AND DESIGN (AD)
Chair: Maria João Durão (Portugal)
We are in an age of the hybrid, the crossover, a time when the combined force of new media, postmodern thought, and history has made it possible for artists to assemble various art techniques, therefore boarders are not always clear-cut in the contemporary Arts and Design practices. For example, in the domain of painting, the stretching of definitions can be the actual substance of work-the same applies to sculpture and other traditional art domains. However, art expressions from previous eras are also contemplated and encouraged.
Disciplines under the umbrella of the ARTS AND DESIGN Study Group range painting; sculpture; drawing; illustration; illuminated manuscripts, printing; photography, cinema, audiovisuals, and virtual reality; jewelry design, fashion design, textile design; communication and graphic design; product and industrial design; furniture design, automotive and aeronautic design, among other related expressions.
The objectives of this study group include: create a network where artists and designers can communicate and disseminate their work, provide incentive for research in theory and practice of the disciplines englobed in the SG Arts and Design and encourage researchers of these domains to participate at AIC conferences.
STUDY GROUP ON COLOR EDUCATION (CE)
Chair: Robert Hirschler (Hungary and Brazil), Co-Chair: Maggie Maggio (USA)
This study group is an international network of scientists, teachers within the field of color (color theory, color design, color psychology, etc.), and other professionals like designers and architects with a specific interest in color education. Aims: exchange of knowledge and experiences among its members; stimulation of teaching and research; to inform about coming congresses, seminars, workshops and exhibitions which might be of interest; to share news from congresses, seminars, workshops, publications and exhibitions. Robert has been the chair of this study group since 2010. The next SGCE meeting will be held in Buenos Aires at the AIC 2019 Midterm Meeting, on the 16th October 2019.
This study group was founded in 1978. Past chairs include:
STUDY GROUP ON COLOR VISION AND PSYCHOPHYSICS (CVP)
Chair: Katsunori Okajima (Japan), Secretary: Manuel Melgosa (Spain)
The purpose of this study group was originally to discuss basic and practical studies on color perception of the elderly, such as color appearance, color discrimination, brightness perception of colors, color preference and application tools for planning and testing universal color designs, and to share useful information among the members concerning color perception of the elderly. At the SG meeting in AIC 2012, however, we decided that we would change the study group’s name to “Color Vision and Psychophysics” to expand our domain. From 2013, therefore, we deal with a broader range of topics from color vision models to universal color design, while still including color perception of the elderly. This study group, previously called “Color Perception of the Elderly” (CPE), is active since 2001.
STUDY GROUP ON ENVIRONMENTAL COLOR DESIGN (ECD)
Co-Chairs: Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland) and Yulia A. Griber (Russia)
This study group is an international group of colour designers, colour consultants, architects, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, interior architects, artists, designers, graphic designers, lighting designers, art and architectural historians, psychologists, sociologists, ecologists, philosophers, scientists, educators and other professionals with a specific interest in colour as a means of environmental design in interior and exterior space.
It is a broad field of study that includes colour in the natural environment, built environments and sociocultural environments. Part of this field of research is the investigation of the effects of colour upon human emotions, cognition and behaviour.
The aim is to promote a deeper understanding of the relevance of colour in the overall design process and to establish a theoretical and practical basis for trans-national discussions concerning a cross-cultural appreciation of environmental colour design.
This study group was founded in 1982. Past chairs include:
STUDY GROUP ON THE LANGUAGE OF COLOR (LC)
Chair: Dimitris Mylonas (United Kingdom), Co-Chair: Galina Paramei (United Kingdom)
The purpose of the AIC Study Group on the Language of Colour (SGLC) is to share information on and discuss studies on psycho-linguistics, semantics and semiotics of colour names and relation of these to cognitive (neuro)science of colour perception. Key topics are colour cognition, colour naming, categorization, colour memory, colour semantics and semiotics, and cross-cultural differences. For more information please contact us.
This study group is active since 2009. Past chairs include:
PREVIOUS STUDY GROUPS
STUDY GROUP ON VISUAL ILLUSIONS AND EFFECTS (VIE) 1993-2014
Chair: Osvaldo da Pos (Italy)
STUDY GROUP ON COLOR ORDER SYSTEMS (COS) 1978-1990
The study group on Color Order Systems was active from 1978 until 1990, approximately (the exact date of its ending is uncertain). The aims were: 1) to compile an annotated bibliography on color order systems, 2) to identify applications of color order systems. Chairpersons included: