Issues in Color Application

  • V. David Hopkin
Part of the Defense Research Series book series (DRSS, volume 3)

Abstract

Theoretical and practical studies of color coding differ in their objectives. Theoretical studies define and elucidate perceptual principles in the discrimination and usage of color, seek explanations or models of findings, describe capabilities and limitations of human color perception, or derive and validate methods and measures of physical, psychological or perceived attributes of color, or the relationships among them. Practical applications of color seek demonstrable and preferably measurable improvements in performance or safety, with associated cost benefits. Theories are based mainly on data obtained from single, simple full-time tasks in the laboratory with careful control of variables; real-life applications emphasize multiple complex interrelated part-time tasks, often with variables confounded. Disparities between theory and practice in applications of color coding abound.

Keywords

Radar Hunt Dial Cyan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. David Hopkin
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  1. 1.RAF Institute of Aviation MedicineFarnborough, HantsUK

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