GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF COLOUR ON ELECTRONIC CHARTS

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Authors
  1. Kaufmann, R.
  2. Glavin, S.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An electronic chart testbed has been developed by the Canadian Hydrographic Service for the purpose of investigating design and safety aspects of using electronic charts as a navigational aid for mariners. The proper selection and specification of colour is a fundamental aspect of effective display design. This report outlines the issues involved in the use of colour on displays as they relate to the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). Topics include luminance, high and low ambient illumination, brightness, display background, colour selection, information clutter, colour coding convention, stimulus size, image location, visual effects, and user characteristics. Since ECDIS is relatively young in its development, the purpose of the review is to provide some general guidelines for selecting and using colours on electronic charts.
Report Number
DCIEM-90-P-15 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
15 Jul 1990
Number of Pages
16
Reprinted from
International Hydrographic Review, vol 67, no 1, 1990, p 87-99
DSTKIM No
92-03678
CANDIS No
127030
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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