Color Research for Visual Displays.
Final rept. 1 Feb 72-31 Jul 73,
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The experimental literature on the eeffects of color on visual search and identification performance was reviewed. Forty-three studies published between 1952 and 1973 were located that gave results which could be used to determine the effectiveness of color codes relative to various types of achromatic codes. Quantitative analyses of these results indicated that color may be a very effective performance factor under some conditions, but that it can be detrimental under others. Tentative conclusions about the nature of these conditions were derived from the results and these conclusions were supported by an exploratory experiment. A guide for design decisions and an indication of knowledge gaps are also provided. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems