Human-Computer Interaction: Ergonomics and User Interfaces - Vol. 1

By Hans-Jörg Bullinger; Jürgen Ziegler | Go to book overview

compared with other color schemes for the same design. Subjects were instructed to rate visualizations by their ease of use.

The prototype's warnings were not shown to have any meaningful effect on the rating for visualizations. However, the balance and visibility values generated for each visualization were shown to be good predictors of ease-of-use rating. This study also confirms that visibility is the most important factor in ease-of-use and that the overwhelming factor in visibility and balance is lightness contrast. ( Cooper and Kamei 1998)


Conclusions

The goal of this study was to examine some problems and issues of color balance support system development. We found that color balance is quantifiable and plays a role in ease-of-use but that canned sentences are too simple and vague for meaningful color support.

We also found that "ease-of-use" is a commonly perceived notion for visualizations and a legitimate direct evaluation for color placement surveys. The importance of this point is emphasized by the findings of previous researchers that color placement without regard for ease-of-use has been shown to be a major detriment to visualization performance.

Automation of color placement will probably be preceded by color support systems of all kinds. These systems will have to deal with a more difficult problem than deciding how to improve the design. They will have to communicate this to the user. This most difficult challenge is our next step in the development of color support systems.


References

Cooper, E. and Kamei, K. ( 1998). "Development of a Color Balance Support System", Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Human Interface, pp. 705- 710.

Ashizawa and Ikeda ( 1981). "Size Effect in Color Conspicuity", Journal of the Color Science Association of Japan, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 200 - 204.

L. Silverstein ( 1987). "Human Factors for Color Display Systems: Concepts, Methods, and Research", Color and the Computer, Academic Press, Chapter 2, pp. 27-61.

E. R. Tufte ( 1990). Envisioning Information. Chap. 3, 5. Graphics Press, Connecticut..

-490-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Human-Computer Interaction: Ergonomics and User Interfaces - Vol. 1
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 1356

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.