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Color Deducto: playing games to learn about color
Author(s): Jon Orwant; Walter R. Bender
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Paper Abstract

Casual users of color frequently misunderstand the relationships between spatially adjacent colors or even the simpler concepts of value and chroma. In this paper we discuss the design and use of Color Deducto, a computer game that provides an enjoyable way for players to learn about color relationships. Players learn from Color Deducto in two ways. First, they learn by playing the game, which consists of a series of logic puzzles. In each puzzle, players must infer the rule that distinguishes 'matching' grids (arrangements of colors that satisfy the rule) from non-matching grids. Second, players learn by devising their own rules for others to infer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3959, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging V, (2 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387210
Show Author Affiliations
Jon Orwant, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Walter R. Bender, MIT Media Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3959:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging V
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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