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Using color effectively in computer graphics

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1 Author(s)
MacDonald, L.W. ; Derby Univ., UK

In computer graphics, judicious use of colors helps to get the message across. Using several tasks that engage the user in different ways as examples, this tutorial outlines principles for using color effectively in computer graphics. These principles offer a starting point for color choices in the context of user-centered designs. The tutorial provides color selection guidelines based on biological, psychological and technological considerations. Each section ends with a few general guidelines for color selection, summarizing the main points discussed. Prototyping and usability assessment will help you refine and verify your own color choices for each application

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 4 )