Choice Reaction Time and Color, an Annotated Bibliography.
Technical rept. Jan 83-Jan 84,
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This bibliography includes abstracts of 59 studies and review articles which are related to the effect of color coding on choice reaction time. As color displays become more widely used for information gathering and decision-making tasks, the effect of color coding on these tasks and their components will become increasingly important design considerations. Choice reaction time, the time required to make a binary choice, affects the total execution time of many decision-making and information gathering tasks, and seems to be a particularly relevant measure of effectiveness of color coding. This bibliography draws together much of the current literature, for reference by human factors researchers and systems designers. Two techniques lend themselves to measurement of choice reaction time the Sternberg paradigm and the Within-Task Subtractive Method.