DISCRIMINATION OF COLOURS PRESENTED AGAINST DIFFERENT COLOURED BACKGROUNDS

Authors
  1. McFadden, S.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Colour electronic displays are being used increasingly for information presentation in a wide range of applications. A prerequisite to the effective use of colour coding is that the colours be discriminable under all of the conditions in which the display will be used. For applications such as radar, medical imaging, or electronic charts, different coloured areas may be juxtaposed and coloured symbols superimposed on a multicoloured background. Under such conditions, the colours in the display may affect the appearance and discriminability of each other. The present article examines the extent to which a set of colours that is clearly distinguishable when presented against a uniform background might be confused when the members are presented against differently coloured backgrounds. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-91-57 — Reprint
Date of publication
15 Oct 1992
Number of Pages
13
Reprinted from
Color Research and Application, vol 17, no 5, 1992, p
DSTKIM No
93-00027
CANDIS No
127292
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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