THE USE OF COLOUR ON ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

Authors
  1. Kaufmann, R.
  2. McFadden, S.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The wide availability of colour electronic displays has resulted in the use of colour for encoding information. Used properly, colour significantly improves information processing. Used inappropriately, colour can be distracting, visually fatiguing and can increase errors. There are no general rules for using colour effectively; rules that do exist tend to be application specific. The most effective use of colour on electronic displays requires a basic understanding of colourvision, colorimetry and colour electronic displays as well as the knowledge of when and where to use colour coding. This review summarizes the knowledge and general guidelines required by human factors specialists to use colour and colour coding effectively on electronic displays.
Report Number
DCIEM-89-TR-42 — Technical Report
Date of publication
15 Oct 1989
Number of Pages
31
DSTKIM No
90-00046
CANDIS No
62326
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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