Accession Number : AD0283971

Title :   DISPLAY COLOR CODING FOR A VISUAL SEARCH TASK

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : SMITH,SIDNEY L.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : n analysis is pr sent d which describes the results of an experimental study of the effects of display color coding on visual search time. Twelve subjects each viewed a series of 300 displays, which varied in display density, in number of colors used, in the particular color of the target, with either a white or black backgrou d, u d r condi ions wher the subject either knew the color of the target in advance, or did not. Neither the particular color of the target nor the display background had any significant effect on search time. Search time increased regularly with increasing display density. For multicolored displays, when e color of the target was known in advance, search times were considerably shorter than when the target color was unknown. When the color of the target was unknown, search times were not sig ificantly iff rent than those for single-colored displays. Author)

Descriptors :   *CODING, *COLOR VISION, *DATA PROCESSING, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ANALYSIS, DATA, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MACHINES, HUMANS, NUMBERS, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE