Introduction The aim of this paper is to show how a new methodology for automatically colour coding displays can provide quantifiable gains in information acquisition and performance over those formats using current methods and approaches design complex tabular displays in hand-held mobile computing devices.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate which of three color coding methods (monochrome, maximally discriminable, and visual layering) used to code four types of control room display format (bars, tables, trend, mimic) was superior in two classes of task (search, compare). BACKGROUND It has recently been shown that color coding of visual layers, as used in cartography, may… (More)
Eighteen people participated in an experiment in which they were asked to search for targets on control room like displays which had been produced using three different coding methods. The monochrome coding method displayed the information in black and white only, the maximally discriminable method contained colours chosen for their high perceptual… (More)