#784: cHUESer

I’m always deeply skeptical about any suggested link between colourscheme and human performance.

It turns out, however, that some of this stuff is not nonsense and has actually been measured.

Proofreading will benefit from being surrounded by the colour red whilst thinking up ideas works better if one’s ambient colour is blue.

Today’s invention is therefore a plug-in for the various Office-type software suites which can detect whether one is proofreading a novel (word processor background set to red), typing in ideas (mindmapping software background set to blue), checking numerical data (spreadsheet set to red) or drawing diagrams (blue).

This, it seems, would actually improve the efficiency with which tasks like these are undertaken.

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