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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
There is More to Color Scales than Meets the Eye: A Review on the Use of Color in Visualization
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Samuel Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Joaquim Madeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Beatriz Sousa Santos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
The appropriate use of color in Visualization is a very important subject. The choice of the proper color scale to use with a particular data set is not just a matter of choosing the prettiest representation. Throughout the years researchers have studied this subject and managed to propose guidelines which help users along the process of color scale selection. This article presents a brief overview on the subject focusing on the desired properties for color scales, the guidelines that should drive their choice, the advantages of applying those guidelines, the experimental research work on the field, and the tools proposed to help non-expert users.
Citation:
Samuel Silva, Joaquim Madeira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, "There is More to Color Scales than Meets the Eye: A Review on the Use of Color in Visualization," iv, pp.943-950, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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