A Simple Game That Can Teach You About Design

A Simple Game That Can Teach You About Design

I never really understood complimentary colours, which makes sense, because I did horribly on that section of Colour. It’s an incredibly simple game that will drive you mad trying to get a perfect score.

Colour is from Method of Action, who host a course called Design For Programmers. As you might imagine, the course attempts to teach design concepts to “analytic and logical thinkers”. It seems like Codecademy for design, and I can only assume it was created with the hope of reducing the number of “make me a logo for free” requests designers get. If the entire site is as engaging as Colour, they might actually achieve it.

Oh, and if you’re colour-blind, don’t worry! They have a colour-blind mode, as well as tablet support!

Colour via Rock, Paper, Shotgun


  • I got a 9.8 (11/10/8/11/10/9) on my first attempt, probably lost a lot of points just trying to figure out which arc belonged to which marker.

  • I dont see how this uses analysis or logic at all. I just moved my mouse around until it matched. There wasn’t any deduction, just pure eyesight.

    • Well, if you click on the colour wheel exactly where you think the matching colour will be, then you get a good idea how far off your initial estimate was. If you work with colour all day (I am a colourist) then you will probably get it faster. I got 10.3 (11/10/10/11/10/10) on my first go.
      Now I am obsessed to go back and try for a perfect score. There goes today’s productivity….

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