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Issue No.02 - March-April (2012 vol.32)
pp: 8-13
Maureen Stone , StoneSoup Consulting
ABSTRACT
In designing colors for digital visualization systems. one of the most critical factors is the interaction between size and color appearance. Whereas artists and visual designers understand this, recommendations for using color in visualization rarely address the issue, or even recognize it. The goal is to keep the user focused on the data, with color simply one of many tools used toward problem solving and discovery.
INDEX TERMS
visualization systems, color, CIELAB, L*, luminance, color perception, Tableau, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
CITATION
Maureen Stone, "In Color Perception, Size Matters", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.32, no. 2, pp. 8-13, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MCG.2012.37
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