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Perceptual Issues In Scientific Visualization
Author(s): Mary K. Kaiser; Dennis R. Proffitt
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Paper Abstract

In order to develop effective tools for scientific visualization, consideration must be given to the perceptual competencies, limitations, and biases of the human operator. Perceptual psychology has amassed a rich body of research on these issues, and can lend insight to the development of visualization techniques. Within a perceptual psychological framework, the computer display screen can best be thought of as a special kind of impoverished visual environment. Guidelines can be gleaned from the psychological literature to help visualization tool designers avoid ambiguities and/or illusions in the resulting data displays.

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Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1083, Three-Dimensional Visualization and Display Technologies, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952889
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Mary K. Kaiser, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
Dennis R. Proffitt, University of Virginia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1083:
Three-Dimensional Visualization and Display Technologies
Scott S. Fisher; Woodrow E. Robbins, Editor(s)

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