José Quiles-Rodríguez , Josep M. Mateo-Sanz , Ramon Palau
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Submitted on 31 Oct 2023 - Accepted on 15 Feb 2024

Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxD&A Journal
Issue N. 60, Spring 2024


Nowadays, the progressive incorporation of technological elements in classrooms adds new possibilities to be explored in the field of colour and environment. In this sense, LED lighting as a source of “coloured light” is a resource that has not yet been analysed. The present quasi-experimental design had a pre-test and was carried out for a single group in a primary school for two months, focusing on the dependent variables “energy level”, “enjoyment level” and “feeling”, whose values were collected by means of a self-perception survey. The results obtained are significant in the post hoc analysis of variance for some scenarios of the variable “feelings”, but less so for the others. The disparity of results according to the colour analysed, with violet sometimes having a greater impact than orange at other times, also leads us to consider the need for dynamism positively.

Keywords: Educational environment, lighting, affective processes, Smart Classroom, Dynamic Colour, learning environment

CRediT author statement: José Quiles-Rodríguez: Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Formal analysis, Writing – original draft preparation, editing. Ramon Palau: Validation, Writing – review and editing, supervision. Josep M. Mateo-Sanz: Formal analysis

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Quiles-Rodríguez J., Mateo-Sanz J., Palau R.: How does Coloured Lighting Influence the Affective Processes of Pupils?, Interaction Design & Architecture(s) – IxD&A Journal, N.60, 2023, pp. 103–121, DOI:


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