Accession Number:

ADA128151

Title:

The Processes of Visual Perception and the Implications for Optimisation of Displays,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

This report has been written after several seminars within RSRE had highlighted a number of disturbing facts. Firstly, there is very little dialogue between the designers of displays and the vision researchers. Secondly, although a great deal of information exists on the performance of the eye, it is often obscure and the practical implications are not clear. Thirdly, for a display engineer who is not necessarily interested in the fine detail if the visual mechanisms, sources of practical data covering the whole subject of human vision are scarce. A brief description of the physical properties of the eye is given together with an account of the various methods of measuring observer performance. The diagrams are provided as a means of indicating general trends with a minimum of descriptive narrative. A broad bibliography is included so that those interested in specific topics can follow them up. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE