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Task-based color scale design
Author(s): Penny L. Rheingans
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Paper Abstract

Color is commonly used in data visualization in order to convey a wide variety of types of information: metric values, pattern, extrema, emphasis, and others. A distressingly large percentage of these visualizations appear to use the default color scale for the visualization package used to create them. While sometimes this is an appropriate choice, careful consideration of the implications of color scale selection can often result in a more effective visualization. Factors which should be considered include the characteristics of the data, the questions of interest about the data, and the expected viewers of the representation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3905, 28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making, (5 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384882
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Penny L. Rheingans, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3905:
28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making
William R. Oliver, Editor(s)

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