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Methods for evaluating the perceptual quality of VDUs
Author(s): Jacques A. J. Roufs; Martin C. Boschman
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Paper Abstract

The quality of VDUs, as experienced by operators of workstations, should be assessable on the basis of methods which have found general approval. Therefore, methods of assessment and their mutual consistency are investigated. This paper contains a comparison of results obtained by five different methods, luminance contrast being the independent variable. Fixation duration and saccade length of the eye movements during search are compared with search velocity and scaled reading comfort. Reaction times for word identification are also measured. Luminance contrast is varied over a range of about two decades, using both positive and negative polarity. A considerable varialion in the variables was found and a high correlation between the subjective and objective parameters was observed. Variations in fixation duration and in reaction times, reflecting changes in processing time, are consistent. The relative effectivity and the ease of execution of the methods will be discussed. Search velocity and scaled comfort seem to be suitable methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1249, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging: Models, Methods, and Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19657
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Jacques A. J. Roufs, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Martin C. Boschman, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1249:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging: Models, Methods, and Applications
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Jan P. Allebach, Editor(s)

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