Accession Number : ADA311433

Title :   Visual and Cognitive Issues in the Design of Displays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 95-May 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Walrath, James D.

PDF Url : ADA311433

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : In order for a visual display to be useful, the human user must be able to see and understand what is displayed--allowing information to become knowledge. It follows, then, that for a display to be of maximum utility, characteristics of human vision and cognition must be considered in the design process. This report contains both general design guidelines as well as specific information that can be useful to the display designer wishing to optimize a display for the user. Because human vision and cognition are such complex topics, references to in-depth treatments of specific issues are provided. Therefore, the report serves a dual purpose: to acquaint the display designer with basic human issues in the design of visual displays, and to serve as a pointer to classical and contemporary research into human visual perception and cognition.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *VISUAL PERCEPTION, HUMANS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), REACTION TIME, LIGHT, SENSITIVITY, CONSISTENCY, HISTORY, ANALOGS, STIMULI, INSTRUCTIONS, BIAS, REDUNDANCY, AWARENESS, MOMENTUM, VISUAL AIDS, VISUAL ACUITY, READING, COLOR VISION, EYE MOVEMENTS, PERIPHERAL VISION, FLICKER.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE